Sue Gaudion is a High Performance accredited Coach with a wealth of experience at state, national and international level. A former Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder, state and national representative, Sue caught the coaching bug early on in her playing career.
She got her first big break when she was appointed head coach of the Singapore national team for the 1999 World Netball Championships in New Zealand. At those titles, Sue led the country to a 12th place finish; the highest ever world ranking by any Singaporean sporting team. She spent three years at the helm and during her stay played a pivotal role in the implementation and development of the Singapore Netball Super League, which still runs today.
After returning to Australia, Sue coached the Western Australian Under 21’s state team in 2005, to their first national championship victory in 33 years. This success elevated Sue to the state number one coaching position; head coach of the Perth Orioles in the National Netball League (CBT). In 2008 she led the West Coast Fever in the inaugural season of Trans Tasman League, the ANZ Championship.
In 2009 Sue was appointed as the assistant coach of the Australian Institute of Sport netball program. Twelve months later she took over the program and in two years achieved extraordinary results with the next generation of Australia’s best young netballers. Sue was also the assistant coach of the Australian 21/U team.
She has also coached the Australian Jewish Team at the Maccabi Games, the Welsh national team and was a consultant coach for the Sri Lankan national team. Sue is a highly sort after and respected coach with the ability to bring the best out of her athletes. With an enormous amount of experience at varying levels, Sue Gaudion is one of Australia’s leading high performance netball coaches.
Lyn Pemberton is a household name when it comes to netball in Western Australia, Lyn’s coaching career spans some 40 years. Lyn has done it all, she is the ultimate Grass Roots through to High Performance Coach – what you call doing her time, learning her craft and constantly looking for improvement as a coach and mentor in her own right.
A high performance coach, former West Coast Fever Assistant Coach, former Perth Orioles Specialist Coach, State Team Coach over 11 years, State League Coach and founding member of one of the most successful Clubs in WA over a 34 year period, Lyn currently conducts her own Business – Quality Netball Coaching; using her vast sporting experience to continue to do what she does best and that is coach; at all levels of the game.
Having coached for 42 years from Grass Roots to the High Performance level Lyn has collected numerous awards and recognition for her time and skill in netball including ANZ Sports Star Awards KPMG Coach of the Year nomination 2013, DSR Certificate of Commendation, Special Achievements & Service Award, Netball 2011 and the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.
It is not uncommon to see Lyn on a Saturday drawing an activity/drill for a coach from other clubs to practice something in their game that their players haven’t mastered. Lyn has a great ability to connect with and make coaches feel valued and worthwhile and is willing to share her vast knowledge of the game.