Coaches

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 DUKE

Nicole is a Level 2 qualified coach who currently coaches Performance squads. She has been coaching for 13 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 has also attained her AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) qualification and Level 3 NVQ in sports performance and completed her Level 3 Personal Training award.

EMILY GELDART

Emily is aspiring Level 2 coach and C award umpire working towards her B Award. She coached at Back to Netball at Kingsmead Netball Centre as well as running the Back to Netball League in High Wycombe in the past. She has coached 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 at Wycombe League in Division 1, and is a former National Schools Competition Finalist with Beaconsfield High School.  Emily coaches the Marlow Kites B team.

MELANIE SIMPSON

Mel has played netball for 25 years including school, Buckinghamshire County, and at Back to Netball (B2N) leagues and at the Kingsmead Centre for Galaxy team, Wycombe League.  Mel is a level 2 coach and C award Umpire umpiring.  She coached at B2N at Kingsmead Netball Centre and was a Committee member of the Wycombe B2N League.  Mel currently coaches u14 and u16 local squads and coaches the u13 Regional squad.

TANYA JACKSON

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.  Tanya currently coaches u12, u16 local squads and also coaches the U16 regional Team.

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.

FRANCES MEGSON

Fran has played netball for a number of years and currently plays in the Adult High Wycombe League.  Fran was also a committe member for the Back to Netball High Wycombe league and  is a C award umpire working towards her B Award and a Level 2 coach.  Fran currently coaches the Adult A squad and has coached all junior age groups for a number of years.

SHEENA SIVIGASHARATNAM

Sheena currently plays netball at the Adult High wycombe league.  Sheena is a Level 2 coach who has trained junior squads for a number of years and is currently coaching the Adult C squad at High Wycombe League

SARAH BRENNAN

Sarah is a level 1 coach who currently coaches the u13 local squad and is currently working towards her level 2 qualification.