Academy head netball coach appointed to PNG national team

The Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) Club Terrigal Netball Program head coach Gima Crowdy has been appointed as the new assistant coach of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Netball Team.

Gima has been appointed assistant coach for the period of July 2014 to July 2015 by PNG Netball, with confirmation by the PNG Olympic Committee. Gima joined the CCAS after attaining her Australian Advanced Coaching Accreditation through Netball NSW. She has had a long career in netball representing PNG from 1989 to 1997 at the Mini SP Games in Tonga, PNG, Vanuatu, French Polynesia and American Samoa, as well as representing them at the World Netball Championships in 1995. As well as her new appointment, Gima is also currently undertaking the Elite Coaching Level. Gima will now join head coach, Unaisi Rokoura, and assistant coach two, Margaret Opina, in PNG, to help prepare the national team for the 2015 Pacific Games to be held in PNG, in Port Moresby. Central Coast Academy of Sport’s managing director Mr Ian Robilliard said after the announcement: “I would like to congratulate Gima on her absolutely outstanding appointment as assistant coach of the PNG National Netball Team.” “This is a fantastic opportunity for her, and I wish her much success in this role.” Gima said she was delighted to be given the opportunity to take on the role by PNG Netball. “I am really excited about this appointment and looking forward to the challenges ahead. “I want to acknowledge my mentors over the years, in directing and giving me opportunities to coach alongside some great players at elite level here in NSW.”

Website, 10 Sep 2014