EDENHOPE-APSLEY’S senior A Grade netball side will be led by a new face in season 2018.
Monica Van Dyk will coach the A Grade team next year.
She replaces Leonie Lang, who departs the club after one season in charge of the side.
The Saints finished sixth last year and were knocked out in the first week of the finals by Natimuk United.
Edenhope-Apsley president Carolyn Middleton said she was looking forward to seeing how Van Dyk leads the team next year.
“She’s an exciting new coach, is very passionate about her netball and is looking forward to the challenge of 2018,” Ms Middleton said.
(Monica) is an exciting new coach, is very passionate about her netball and is looking forward to the challenge of 2018.Carolyn Middleton
Van Dyk injured her knee last year in A Grade and missed much of the season.
Ms Middleton said it was pleasing to welcome her back to the team as the senior coach.
“She’s been around the club for a couple of years,” she said.
“I think she will continue on with the fairly good vibe that was around the club last year. It’s the enthusiasm with the middle-aged group players around the club (that she will help with).”
Meanwhile, Monique Treglown will coach the Saints’ B Grade side in 2018.
Ms Middleton said Van Dyk and Treglown would work together to help improve the skills of the junior netballers.
“They will be working closely together with the two squads and looking to upgrade the skills of the under-17s to hopefully filter them into the A Grade side,” she said.
Edenhope-Apsley will start its 2018 season against Laharum on April 7.