Walker signs on for 2018

WILLASTON senior one netball coach Kim Walker will again take charge of the Donnybrooks in 2018 after agreeing to a one-year contract extension.
Walker joined the club at the beginning of the 2017 season from Long Plains, guiding Willaston to a fifth-placed finish in the Barossa, Light & Gawler competition.
Despite missing the finals, Walker said she enjoyed her first year with the Donnybrooks.
“I think the club culture is perhaps something that helps me stick around,” she said.
“I believe in what the people are doing there.
“The volunteers who give their time don’t do it for any other reason than they love the club.
“Personally, I feel that I’ve grown as a coach; you’re always learning new things.
“I enjoyed the year, I was really happy with the way the club functioned.”
With the 2018 season six months away, Walker said she hasn’t given too much thought about goals or expectations just yet.
“To be quite honest, I haven’t looked at next year; obviously, in senior ones, we want to be in the finals, you play to win flags,” she said.
“Initially, we started off hot and cold; the new (team) united together and built in the last part of the year.
“I’d like to continue on doing that.
“I felt we were successful, coming from seventh to just out of the four by half a game; I think we did have success.”

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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