Long-serving CCAS Netball Mentor Coach Marion Van Munster has stepped down after over twelve years of involvement in the highly successful CCAS Greater Bank Netball program. The announcement comes as no surprise as Van Munster remains very busy after retiring as a much-respected teacher on the Central Coast.
Van Munster has put together an impressive coaching CV over the course of her career. As the Head Coach of the first ever CCAS Netball Program in 2005, she continued to support the program as a mentor coach.
Marion was an Assistant Coach of the Hunter Jaegers Commonwealth Bank Trophy in the National Netball League Competition, coached the Hunter Jays and Central Coast & Hunter Division 1 team in the Waratah Cup, was Assistant Coach of the prestigious New South Wales Institute of Sport program and coached the NSW Combined High Schools Open Netball Team.
The former Head Coach of the CCAS Netball said of her announcement: “Over the past 12 years it has been my privilege to be involved with the CCAS in such a dynamic and professional environment. Originally in my role as Head Coach and then later as Mentor Coach I’ve had the opportunity to witness the development of many wonderful and talented netball athletes as well as talented coaches. It has been an absolute delight to work with the CCAS staff who have always been so very supportive and encouraging. I’ve loved every minute I have spent with the Academy athletes, coaches and staff. The Academy also provided me with a coaching pathway and I was lucky enough to be able to go on and coach at an elite level. Now is my time to retire. Currently we have two great young coaches who thoroughly deserve more support and assistance as they go about further developing their coaching skills.”
CCAS Managing Director Ian Robilliard, who has worked with Marion over a number of years said this of the announcement: “Marion is very highly respected, having done almost everything in the sport. As our founding CCAS Netball Coach she committed many hours of volunteer time to build the CCAS Netball program into the success it has become. Leading the program from the beginning, Marion always had the Academy’s best interests in everything she did for the sport, assisting hundreds of athletes and coaches in the sport. Her knowledge in the sport will be sorely missed, yet I imagine still only a phone call away. The success of the Academy Netball program was founded on her work and we are extremely grateful for the time and effort Marion has poured into Central Coast sport over the years.”
The Central Coast Academy of Sport would like to thank and acknowledge the support from the following Netball sponsors: The Greater Bank, Club Terrigal, Netball NSW, Central Coast Grammar School and Hills Street Sports Medicine.
The Central Coast Academy of Sports would like to thank and acknowledge the support received from the following Business Partners:
NSW Government, The University of Newcastle, Mingara Recreation Club, Greater Bank, NBN Television, Oddball Marketing, Southern Cross Austereo (101.3 Sea FM and 107.7 2GO), Central Coast Council.