Helen has been an active coach for many years. In that time she has coached some England players (e.g. Jess Thirlby, Eboni Usoro-Brown) but equally gets great pleasure in coaching at grass roots level. Helen founded Bradley Stoke Juniors in 2011 and delights in seeing the youngsters blossom into most able netball players. Although she has her level 3 qualification, Helen is constantly looking to update and improve on her own coaching skills and knowledge. After taking a break from the club for a while we are delighted that Helen is back coaching with us for 2022-23 season.
Ellie has been playing netball for almost 20 years but first developed a real love for the sport at university where she played for the university and city teams and volunteered for the City junior squad. She started coaching Weston Junior Netball Club in 2017 and later joined Imperial Netball Club in the Avon League in 2018. Ellie took her Level 2 coaching award while at university and is also a C Award Umpire, soon to start working towards her B Award. Ellie joined our coaching team in 2020.
Lyn has been coaching at Bradley Stoke Juniors since 2014 and passed her Level 2 award in 2021. She began her coaching journey teaching netball to primary age girls, often bringing young players from the school into the club. She then joined BSNC Juniors and has coached every age group and team within the club at some point over the years. Lyn looks after our players who are enrolled on the ‘Pass On Your Passion’ scheme, a programme run by England netball to encourage youngsters to volunteer in netball by providing opportunities, ideas and rewards.
Amy started playing netball at the age of 11 and has always been involved in one way or another! She became a coach at the age of 16 and has completed both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She has coached both junior and senior Netball at different clubs over the past few years and assisted Helen Newman in founding the junior section at Bradley Stoke. Amy is an active committee member and is also a C award Umpire and covers most of our umpiring duties. She enjoys mentoring the newer coaches and budding umpires.
Lucy started playing netball at primary school and continued through high school. She was then coached by former England player Tamsin Greenway at Filton Netball Academy. She particularly found her love for the game when she started playing for Bradley Stoke Seniors in 2011 under the coaching of our founding member, Helen Newman. She later joined Genesis Netball Club where she now plays in the Avon Netball league. Lucy joined our coaching team in 2019 and is particularly good with our youngest players, introducing them to 7-aside netball and passing on her skills and knowledge.