Farrelly eyes major coaching gig
KERRIANNE Farrelly will travel to and from Brisbane every week in a bid to push for higher coaching honours.
Farrelly, who is involved with Hervey Bay club Bullets, is assistant coach for Netball Queensland’s 19-and-unders.
The squad participated in their final selection trial at the weekend, where Farrelly and NQ officials were tasked with picking players who could continue to the top.
“The 19s is all about the push through to get as many through to Fusion and national teams,” she said.
The weekend is as important for Farrelly, who wants to coach at elite state, national and international levels, as it is for the players.
It is no easy feat given she is one of the only coaches who drives hundreds of kilometres to participate.
“For my pathway to keep going there’s a lot of work I need to do and Netball Queensland has been supportive to make sure I stay on task,” she said.
“It’s easy, as we talk about travel and family and balancing that, to stay ‘stuff it, I can’t do it’, but I love it.
“To be reinstated as assistant coach is awesome, but I’ve got goals to go the step higher, to look at head coach of under-age teams.”
INTENSE: Bullets coach Kerrianne Farrelly studies her side during the Hervey Bay Netball Association Division 1 grand final last year.