I am a full time netball coach at Putney High school as well as a performance pathway coach for Surrey Storm. I also play netball for Surrey Storm in the Vitality Netball Superleague. I have competed in this league since I was 17 and am about to start pre season for my 8th consecutive season, in that time I have won the Super League title twice (2014/15 and 2015/16).
As players, we are so dedicated and committed to our sport, completing anywhere from 20-26 hours a week training and travelling the width and depth of the country. It would be amazing to see netball get the backing it deserves to finally become fully professional.
Obviously playing netball to such a high level for so many years takes its toll on the body, I have had major injuries such as an ACL/MCL rupture, medial and lateral meniscus tears. As well as a long standing battle with shin splints and planter fascia issues, custom insoles provided by Profeet have literally kept me going throughout a season.
From a personal perspective I know at Storm, although we were proud of the season we had, we will be absolutely determined to reach that final for this year. It’s definitely not one to be missed and I cannot wait.