Leeds Rhinos Netball today announced its new performance coaching line-up for the coming season, commencing September 2019.
Many existing Rhinos coaches from the current season are joined by additional coaches already working with the franchise in a different capacity or others brand-new to the family, all with experience in performance coaching and giving the Rhinos another pre-season boost, its latest since appointing Dan Ryan as new Superleague Head Coach.
Rhinos’ Director, Anna Carter, said:
“I am absolutely thrilled to announce this coaching group with many top-class coaches all bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to Rhinos. We continue to have England Netball Performance Pathway coach, Emily Perry, leading on performance which is again fantastic and allows us to hit the ground running immediately from September.
“This year we have the opportunity to put a performance plan in place to ensure top-class delivery from the get-go whereas last year, we didn’t have this luxury. The coaches will have lots of support and education on coaching ‘The Rhinos Way’ which assists their own growth as well as their impact on our athlete’s growth and ability.”
Head Pathway coach, Emily Perry, added:
"I am delighted with the recruitment of coaches into our programme for the coming season. We have secured some additional experience as well as retaining a fantastic team of coaches who we will continue to invest in. They are absolutely crucial to the success of our pathway and the athletes who join us and their passion and knowledge is invaluable."
Leeds Rhinos Netball Performance Pathway Coaches for 2019/20:
U19’s Elite Academy - Head Coach Emily Perry & Assistant Coach Jan Helmsley
Futures Academy - Head Coach Francine Hall & Assistant Coaches Lydia Walker & Jo Hodgkiss
U17’s Elite Academy - Head Coach Maggie Birkinshaw & Assistant Coach Georgie Thompson
U15’s North Academy - Head Coach Lee Davis & Assistant Coach Gerry Plant
U15’s South Academy - Head Coach Beccy Lewis & Assistant Coach Amy Horsfield
U13’s North Academy - Head Coach Lee Davis & Assistant Coach Gerry Plant
U13’s South Academy - Head Coach Beccy Lewis & Assistant Coach Amy Horsfield