After having a year off netball, Gradey McNicol will return to the game this season at her new club, Mooroopna, as coach.HANNAH DRISCOLL March 7, 2014 4:05am
Joining Mooroopna Netball Club was a decision that simply made sense for newcomer Gradey McNicol.
McNicol, 23, moved to Mooroopna last year as a first year out teacher, and as such decided to take a year off netball to concentrate on her fledgling career.
When it came to return to the sport, McNicol said ‘‘it made sense to be involved in the community atmosphere’’ by playing with the hometown club where she lived and taught.
Then last month McNicol, former development squad coach with Strathfieldsaye as well as co-coach for Strathdale Netball Association’s 17-and-under state league team, was unveiled as Mooroopna’s new A-grade coach.
‘‘They’re all extremely welcoming, so that’s been a positive,’’ McNicol said.
‘‘But the challenge’s been just trying to get to know everyone and getting to know how they do things at the club and in a way acclimatising to their expectations and the goals and outlooks for the season.
‘‘They’re extremely open to new ideas, we have quite a good team that sit down all together and we all look toward and work towards the same goals and everyone is open to suggestions and new ideas.
‘‘I think the whole revamp this season is to get a positive outlook on the Mooroopna club itself and have an enjoyable season and hopefully that will entail a few wins.’’
McNicol said the club had selected a senior squad and teams would be chosen closer to the season.
There will be a mixture of new and familiar faces in the A-grade side, with McNicol able to take up a position in either the midcourt or goals.
‘‘Constantly throughout the year we’ll set different goals and work on what we think we need to do to improve ourselves for the next game,’’ she said.
‘‘But we will look at the competition and who we are playing and look at strength and weaknesses and where we think we need to work on to try get the most out of our game.’’
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