In October we hear from Cara who was our first external club coach. She has been a central part of our coaching team especially with our Regional A team, whilst staying committed to her pupils at Caterham School.
How long have you been with RNC?
About 5 years.
What is your favourite part of the club?
Identifying exciting raw talent and seeing athletes progress throughout a season.
What made you take on your role?
I am the club’s Regional team coach. I was invited by Sara to come and coach a one off session with what was currently the County league team and loved it straight away. The club’s atmosphere and ethos are great to be a part of and I have coached the Roundwood A and B squads ever since.
How did you get into Netball?
I have played netball since primary school and started in my school team in Year 4. Apart from 2 seasons off for an ACL injury, I played all the way up until I retired two seasons ago!
How did you find RNC?
They found me!
What do you do beyond netball?
I am the Director of Netball at Caterham School so I spend a lot of time on a netball court. When I’m away from that, I spend my time chasing around after my very energetic 2 year old!
What would you say to encourage others to join any sports club?
Being part of a sports club has, without doubt, given me some of the best memories. The friendships made by being part of a sports team are some of the best you can make.
What’s your biggest RNC/Netball achievement?
Biggest RNC achievement was achieving promotion into the Regional league and maintaining our position as one of the highest performing clubs in Surrey. Personally, my biggest netball achievement was captaining the Loughborough University 1st team to the BUSA championship title in my final year.
What’s next for you at RNC?
Gaining promotion into the Regional Div 1 and ultimately gaining a place in the England Netball Premier League. With the talent we have in the club I know it is possible!