World Netball is pleased to announce Dr Anita Navin has been appointed as Chair of the World Netball Coaching Advisory Panel (CAP).
The Panel is responsible for advising the World Netball CEO and the Board and working with them to support the development and implementation of agreed priorities in the Strategic Plan, particularly, in relation to supporting the development of quality coaches worldwide.
Anita has been a member of the panel for two terms of 4 years and has a wide range of coaching experience and expertise, having recently completed a Professional Doctorate in netball coaching.
Within World Netball Anita has also led on the development and successful implementation of the coaching strand of the World Netball Africa Coaching and Officiating Framework (ACOF). In 2011 Anita was named UK Coach Educator of the Year for her commitment to coach development with World Netball Member, England Netball.
Outside of netball, Anita has experience from working with many other sports governing bodies such as GB Rowing, British Tennis, the Football Association, and British Equestrian where she was involved in the delivery of coach development activities.
Anita will replace World Netball Service Award Holder Jill McIntosh as Chair who has reached the end of her third term, having been re-appointed for the role in April 2018.
Speaking on her time as CAP Chair, Jill said: “It has been an honour to have chaired the Coaching Advisory Panel over many years.
“During this time I have worked alongside some very dedicated members of CAP.
“The panel has worked hard to develop the CAP Coaching Strategy and has implemented many coaching initiatives.
“We have tried as best we could to provide coaches worldwide with updated resources and the delivery of coaching seminars at many major events.
“It gives me great pride to hear that the online Coaching Hub will be launched later this year.
“I take this opportunity to congratulate Anita as the new Chair of CAP and wish her and the new members all the very best going forward.”
World Netball would like to thank Jill for her dedication and services to netball.
Speaking on the announcement World Netball President, Liz Nicholl CBE, said: “On behalf of the World Netball team I would like to thank Jill for her significant contribution to international netball.
“In Jill’s time as Chair, she has led the development of the CAP coaching strategy and the implementation of a wide variety of coaching initiatives including the creation and delivery of coaching resources and courses around the world.
“Jill has also led the start of the creation of an online Coaching Hub which will be launched later this year.
“Thank you, Jill for your hard work and commitment.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Anita on being appointed as the new Chair.
“We look forward to working with you to continue to support our Members and develop coaching levels worldwide.”
The recruitment process for members of CAP continues and the application process has been reopened in order to attract more candidates with a wide range of experience.
World Netball is keen to attract a diverse range of applicants to assist in the development of international netball coaching and coach development.
You can find out more about the application process and apply, here.