Mangelsdorf takes Tigers’ top job

NURIOOTPA will have a familiar face in charge of its senior one side for the 2018 Barossa, Light & Gawler netball season after senior two coach Lynlee Mangelsdorf was awarded the role recently.
Mangelsdorf succeeds former playing-coach Sallyann Vivian, who is taking a break from the game to pursue overseas travel this year.
The new coach, who for the past two years worked under Vivian as the senior two mentor, said she gained plenty of knowledge from her predecessor.
“I was very fortunate to be mentored by Sallyann over the last two years,” Mangelsdorf said.
“She has a vast playing and coaching experience, from starting out as a BL&G netballer, to then playing at a state league level in town.
“She has given me great insight into the operations of a senior one coach and we have worked in close conjunction over the last two years.”
Mangelsdorf is a former senior one player for the Tigers, and said she was fortunate to have been coached by Heather Vogt during that time.
“Heather is one of the best coaches I have ever worked under,” she said.
“I’ll be able to draw on some of this experience in my new role as the senior one coach.”
Nuriootpa hasn’t seen finals action for well over a decade, but Mangelsdorf said the club has made some changes to the way its playing group prepares and trains, to try and rectify that.
“While we will once again still have a very young team, we are looking to consolidate on the experience of the returning players and allow them to assist our younger players,” she said.
“We are working on improving our match consistency and maintaining high standards across all four quarters.
“We’re building on the social interactions between the group and getting them to enjoy their netball this season, which will, hopefully, pay dividends in our match results.
“We’ve also introduced an additional training session to improve fitness and allow more time for team bonding.”
Nuriootpa has also added Brittany Daly, Steph Hunt and Holly Edson for this season, and welcomed back Emily Koch and Sally Fromm from injuries, and Rachael Reincke from maternity leave.
However, the Tigers farewelled Donna Waldhuter and Brooke Howell, in addition to Vivian.

Jack Hudson


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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