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.’’
Former Echuca coach Brett Henderson will be the coach of the Bendigo Pioneers for next year's TAC Cup season.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs John Geary will attend a memorial for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Alma Nungarrayi Granites is the most successful of the Warlukurlangu artists who still live at Yuendumu and enjoys teaching children about aboriginal culture and art.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.