|Role:||Head Coach of the Welsh Netball Team|
Welsh Netball are delighted to announce the appointment of Trish Wilcox as Head of Elite Performance.
Trish, who hails from Glamorgan, joins Welsh Netball from New Zealand,where she played a critical role in leading, developing and implementingNetball New Zealand’s Community Netball Plan into the newly established Netball Northern Zone.
During 2014, Trish was the National Head Coach of the Cook Islands senior team and during 2013 lead the Samoan u21’s to their highest ever placing at World Youth Championships in Glasgow.
Trish was born in Gorseinon, (Swansea) and began playing for West Glamorgan as an age group representative player. She has a large extended family whom still live in South Wales.
Of her appointment, Welsh Netball’s CEO Mike Watson said: ‘We are looking forward to Trish leading our High Performance Unit and using her International experience to push the Welsh senior team onwards towards their domestic and International goals. Trish’s roots are Wales, and we are confident that she is right person ensure that elite netball in Wales continues to thrive and succeed.’
Alongside coaching the senior national team, Trish will also be responsible for ensuring the appropriate performance pathways are in place to allow the most talented netballers, coaches and umpires in Wales to progress and represent their country.
Speaking from New Zealand, Trish commented: ‘I have a large extended family in Wales and was born in Gorseinon, South Wales. My love for netball began as a young girl playing age group representative netball for West Glamorgan. I am incredibly grateful to Welsh Netball for giving me the opportunity to lead the National senior team in the country of my birth. I am excited about the challenges ahead and I look forward to working with everyone involved in Netball in Wales as we collectively drive netball forward.’
SOURCE: welsh netball