Coaching at Venetians

Venetians Netball Club is dedicated to providing development opportunities to all levels of coaches including those wanting to try coaching for the first time. New coaches are selected as assistant coaches and work closely with a head coach for the first year at the club. After this point, they can then go on to become a head coach or can continue their development as an assistant coach if necessary.


As a coach you at Venetians Netball Club you will have access to The Netball Coach subscription and have accreditation costs covered as you work through the Netball Australia coaching pathway. We are very fortunate to have some great sponsors on board supporting the development of coaches which opens up opportunities to attend coaching workshops like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Coaches in the Field.

Coaches are strongly supported throughout the year by the development officer and the club. Coaches will receive mentoring from our experienced coaches, be provided with development workshops and upskilled through accreditation and specialist courses. Costs for these workshops and courses are covered by our gold sponsorship agreement.

In 2020 we will have approximately 22 training teams which means there is opportunities for 22 individuals to take on a learning position with a team as an apprentice coach.


Coaching structure


Head coach

Head coaches are required to plan and implement effective training plans on Wednesday evenings and actively coach their team on a Saturday. They are also required to manage their support team of assistant and/or apprentice coach. Head coaches are expected to have a minimum of a development coaching accreditation or be working towards obtaining it.

Assistant coach

Assistant coaches are required to support the head coach as required. Assistant coaches may be expected to work with a small group at a training session and provide feedback to the group on Saturdays. Assistant coaches must have their foundation coaching accreditation (or complete it prior to the start of the season).

Apprentice coach

Apprentice coaches are learning roles where they are mentored by a head coach. They are required to attend all training sessions and games. Apprentice coaches must be willing to achieve the foundation coaching accreditation.


Meet Our Lead Coaches

Sian has her Advanced national coaching accrediation and was the assistant coach to the WA Netball League premiers West Coast Warrors. Previous to this she has been the head coach of the 18&U West Coast Warriors team after a couple of years of being the assistant first. Sian has also coached in many Association and Regional programs committed to the development of junior athletes and is currently coaching a 16&U team in Metro League for WDNA.

Sian Geldenhuys


Advanced Coach

Jen is an Advanced level coach who has been coaching for many years. She is the head coach of two teams at Venetians Netball Club and she has previously been a head coach and assistant coach at the West Coast Warriors. Jen is one of our mentors at the club and she is committed to the development of both our junior athletes and our junior coaches. 

Jennifer Vile


Advanced Coach

Kylie is an experienced coach who is working towards her Advanced accreditation. Kylie coaches with Association and Regional programs such as TACT and Academy and was the Head Coach of Team 1 for the West Coast Netball Region in 2017. Kylie also coached the 14&U WDNA Metro League to a victory in the grand final in 2019 and was named the coach of the year for Metro League at WDNA.

Kylie Pougnault


Intermediate Coach

Haylee is an Intermediate level coach and has been the head coach of numerous teams at Venetians Netball Club. She has been the recipient of the Coach of the Year on two separate occasions and is proudly mentoring some of our younger coaches at the club. She has been a head coach for WDNA development programs and also coached the the regional level for Junior Warriors. This year she was an assistant coach for the 14 & under team at Metro League for WDNA.

Haylee Klup


Intermediate Coach

David has his Intermediate national coaching accrediation and was the Coach of the Year in 2019 for Venetians Netball Club. He is the head coach of two teams at the club and he has been the assistant  coach for WDNA representative teams in both the Metro League and the Association Championships. David has also coached in the former Regional program for the West Coast Netball Region. He is passionate about the development of junior athletes and is mentoring some of our junior coaches in 2020. 

David Klup


Intermediate Coach