Trinity College netball co-ordinator Christine Murray has been appointed an assistant coach at state premier league club Tango, under respected mentor and former Australian captain Michelle den Dekker.
Murray has been instrumental in doubling the participation rate of Trinity students playing netball, from 25 teams seven years ago to more than 50 in 2013.
“Michelle has been involved in the school’s netball academy over the past 12 months and asked me if I would be interested,” Christine said. “I jumped at the chance.
“Tango is in the highest level competition in the state, one tier under the Thunderbirds. It is an honour to be asked, and a step further on to what we offer at Trinity.”
In the recent Gawler & District summer netball competition, Murray coached the Trinity A grade team to an undefeated minor round, but unfortunately lost the grand final to Roseworthy, while she also took the J grade team to back-to-back undefeated seasons.
Den Dekker is the defensive coach of the national netball team, and is recognised as one of the best players produced from South Australia.
“To be exposed to Michelle’s style of coaching is something I’m looking forward to,” Christine said. “My aim is to gain experience to help continue to guide young netballers on their pathways to the elite level.
“And it’s not only to help create opportunities for students who want to play netball at a higher level, more growth means more girls participating and remaining active, which helps with each individual’s personal development.”
For Murray, the assistant coaching job at Tango is the pinnacle of her coaching career, and will help her in her role at the Trinity College Netball Academy.
The school has a reputation for producing elite sportspeople, included netballer Amehlia Schmidt, and has a strong commitment to attracting and developing good coaches in various sports.
HONOURED: Christine Murray, from Trinity College, has been appointed assistant coach at Tango.
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