RACV offers chance to be coached by the best

An exciting new development with RACV is providing Netball Victoria affiliated clubs and associations with the chance to win a professional coaching session from Netball Victoria’s renowned coaching pathway.

Together with Netball Victoria, RACV is launching the Coaches in the Field program to support grassroots netball coaches in their local communities. This is just the latest development in a history of partnership between RACV and Netball Victoria spanning more than six years.

The Coaches in the Field program includes two components. The first component is the RACV Coach to Coach competition. This competition provides the opportunity for a local coach from two affiliated clubs and/or associations to win a professional coaching session. To enter the RACV Coach to Coach competition, clubs and associations are asked to submit 100 words or less explaining why the coaches of their club or association would benefit from a professional coaching session.

The competition will run from 1 April until 30 June. Two lucky winners will be selected, one from metropolitan Melbourne and one from regional Victoria. The winners will be contacted on 3 July, 2017. In addition, every submission will be entered into a fortnightly draw to win a $100 RACV gift card.

The second component of the Coaches in the Field program is a sponsorship of Netball Victoria’s Community Award – the RACV Outstanding Contribution to Coaching Award. The award winner will receive a $1,000 RACV gift card. Their club or association will also receive $2,000 at the annual awards ceremony held in October.

Netball Victoria, Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King was thrilled with the extension of this great partnership and what it will do for grassroots netball in the state of Victoria. “The RACV Coach to Coach competition provides such a great opportunity for the 212 affiliated clubs and associations to enter a competition for the chance to receive a ‘money can’t buy’ coaching session for their club.

“Netball Victoria’s renowned coaching pathway includes the likes of Head Melbourne Vixens Coach, Simone McKinnis OAM, and Assistant Coaches Di Honey and Sharelle McMahon, who are also former Australian Diamonds representatives. These women are some of the best netball talents our country has ever seen and now respected coaches. The amount a club or association coach would learn from a coaching session with any one of them would be absolutely invaluable,” said King.

“It’s also very exciting to also be able to partner with RACV to recognise an individual coach and their contribution to their local netball community through the RACV Outstanding Contribution to Coaching Award,” said King.

RACV Managing Director and CEO, Neil Taylor said “On behalf of our more than two million members, RACV is pleased to continue our long history of partnership with Netball Victoria in support of our local communities. This partnership will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached by the best of the best.”

“Moreover, we’re pleased to be able to recognise outstanding coaches with the RACV Outstanding Contribution to Coaching Award. Together with Netball Victoria, we’re going for goal,” said Taylor.

For more information visit the Netball Victoria website or the RACV website.

Written by RACV - Media Relations (03) 9790 2572
April 03, 2017