Oakdale Development for 2017
It is our pleasure to advise that the Club’s Development Program will be overseen by our Premier League Coach, Brian Lines and his coaching staff. Brian has taken an extremely high hands on approach towards development since being appointed Premier League Coach last year, culminating in Oakdale fielding a record number of junior club players in its Premier League Squad in 2017. Coupled with Oakdale being represented in a number of junior state teams and Brian being appointed as Head Coach of the Southern Force, this provides further evidence that Oakdale is having success in implementing the Netball SA pathway program for not only players but also coaches. The pathway from Sub-Primary to Premier League is well and truly alive at Oakdale.
Brian will work closely with senior coaches in each grade including Rebecca Johnston and Sally Ann Prince (AMND Seniors) Vanessa Dempsey (Intermediate – also Premier League Assistant Coach), Christina Hatzigiannis (Junior), Bronwyn Thain (Sub Junior) and Benita Fagan (Primary/Sub Primary).
These coaches have been appointed due to a combination of their experience and willingness to implement a unified approach to development at the Club.
The mentoring of these senior coaches by Brian and his coaching staff will see a more uniform approach to player development at Oakdale Netball Club.
More details will be announced at Season Launch on the 30th March 2017.
Netball Skills Development
Oakdale Netball Club consistently performs in finals in both summer and winter competitions. In 2013, the club achieved outstanding Inter 1, Junior 1, Sub Junior 1 Premierships in AMND. In 2014, the Sub Junior 1 team achieved back to back premiership wins whilst the Primary 1 team won the club’s first ever premiership in that division.
Oakdale Netball Club provides opportunities for players to participate in several Carnivals around the affiliated Country leagues. These Carnivals provide additional playing experiences for junior and senior members as well as a chance for team fun and bonding. Participation is purely at the discretion of each team’s Coach.