Tigers hunting for new netball coach

GAWLER Central is seeking a new senior one netball coach after 2017 co-mentors Phil Hendy and Kelly Assender decided they will not continue on next season due to personal reasons.
Hendy, a former premiership coach at Willaston, said he won’t be involved with the sport in the New Year.
“I’m just going to take it easy and deal with a few things,” he said.
Hendy joined the club after a two-year hiatus from the sport at the beginning of the 2017 season, and said he thoroughly enjoyed his time at the Tigers.
“I knew everyone at the club, but it’s not until you get to know them and you realise how good they all are,” he said.
“I could say I’ve got some life-long friends from Central.
“It’s just unfortunate it’s worked out like this.”
During his tenure at the club, Hendy said he was proud to have worked with some of the Barossa, Light & Gawler Netball Association’s biggest names.
“All of them were easy to coach, I’m just glad I had a chance to coach and be involved with someone like Ali King, who’s a legend of the competition,” he said.
“Alison Schahinger and Steph Noack are so talented, but, really, the whole ones and twos, as a squad, are fantastic, plus to work with Kelly and Tony (Truscott) is something I’ll certainly cherish.
“The most pleasing aspect for the club is the talented group of young girls coming through.
“It was a privilege to coach the Gawler Central Netball Club.”

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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