Level 2 coaches

Stephen Ford

Stephen has a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology, a Masters in Sports Coaching and is a Level 2 coach in both Netball and Volleyball. As well as coaching the Marlow Kites A and B teams in local Adult league Premier and Division 1.  He also coaches for Hertfordshire Hornets A & B teams who compete in East Region Open Divisions 1 and 2 respectively, and is a coach for the South Bucks County Performance Academy.  In Volleyball, Stephen was Head Coach of Women’s Junior and Open Volleyball teams in Australia at State League (Regional) and at National level for the state of Victoria (one level below National team) and coached several National players. Stephen was Assistant Coach to a former South Korean Olympic Women’s Volleyball Coach.


Nicole is a Level 2 qualified coach who currently coaches Marlow Kites D squad along with two Junior squads and Gamesense junior group. She has been coaching for 9 years since the age of 14 and been playing for 19 years. Nicole has previously trained and played for Team South and Surrey Storm NPL. She has also trained in the National Excel Player Pathway Programme and various Home Training locations. She is currently part of the Hertford Hornets Regional Squad and Marlow Kites Adult squad. She has also attained her AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) qualification and Level 3 NVQ in sports performance and is currently working towards her Level 3 Personal Training award.

Emily Wainscoat

Emily is a Level 2 coach and C award umpire. She coaches Back to Netball at Kingsmead Netball Centre as well as running the Back to Netball League in High Wycombe. She coaches at Amersham and Wycombe College, for both mainstream and Special Education Needs sessions, and umpires for Bucks New University 1st and 2nd teams. Emily also plays in both Wycombe and Aylesbury leagues, and is a former National Schools Competition Finalist with Beaconsfield High School.  Emily coaches the Marlow Kites E team.

Melanie Simpson

Mel has played netball for 25 years including school, Buckinghamshire County, and currently at Back to Netball (B2N) league and at the Kingsmead Centre for Galaxy team, Wycombe League.  Mel is a level 2 coach working toward C award qualification for umpiring.  She coaches B2N at Kingsmead Netball Centre and is a Committee member of the Wycombe B2N League.


Tanya has recently completed her Level 2 Coaching qualification with England Netball and is also a ‘C’ qualified umpire.  Tanya is coaching a range of junior netball and has played netball for many years and currently plays for Inbetweeners in the High Wycombe Adult League.


Evie has a degree in Sports Science and Coaching and has recently completed her Level 2 Coaching qualification with England Netball.  She is also a Level 1 Handball coach and a Primary School Assistant.  Evie has loads of coaching experience from activity camps and school coaching and has played netball herself since school and is still playing with Marlow Kites Netball Club Seniors.

Sarah Jackson

Sarah has played netball for over thirty years, including school, county school, university, county, mixed netball and club levels and currently plays in the Premier Division within Windsor & Maidenhead league.  In addition, Sarah has also set up several  netball teams and captained them. Sarah  also has extensive coaching experience, having coached Back to Netball groups and school netball sessions and rowing at Marlow Rowing Club.  Sarah has just completed her Level 2 coaching certification and is working towards her “C” Grade umpiring qualification.