For­mer Fal­con takes role with the Fever

Geraldton Guardian - - Guardian Sport - Justin Fris

For­mer Fal­cons net­ball player Emma Cosh has signed as a 2018 train­ing part­ner for the West Coast Fever.

The ver­sa­tile goal at­tack, who works as a phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher in Perth, said she was thrilled to learn of her new net­ball chap­ter.

“I got a call from Suzanne Len­non (Fever op­er­a­tions man­ager),” Cosh said. “And be­cause I work at a spe­cial­ist net­ball school, I thought it was some­thing re­gard­ing that.

“But when she said there was a meet­ing with Fever head coach Stacey Marinkovich that I had to get to, I was pretty ex­cited. “It’s an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity.” Each club within the Sun­corp Su­per Net­ball League is al­lowed 10 con­tracted se­nior squad play­ers, with an ad­di­tional four “train­ing part­ner” con­tracts avail­able.

As one of the four play­ers se­lected, Cosh will take part in se­nior on­court fit­ness and skills ses­sions, along with strength and con­di­tion­ing in the gym.

De­spite grab­bing every op­por­tu­nity that has come her way in Perth, Cosh has never for­got­ten where she comes from.

“I ab­so­lutely loved my club net­ball in Ger­ald­ton, the whole way through from ju­niors right up un­til se­niors,” she said.

“I think that’s the thing I missed mov­ing to Perth, be­cause I was so set within that club and ab­so­lutely loved it.

“I had some great coaches through that and I think that has re­ally helped me be­come the player I have when I moved down.”

Cosh also be­lieves her time with the Redink Homes Mid­west Tigers in the West Aus­tralian Net­ball League has given her plenty of ad­van­tages.

“I def­i­nitely think com­ing from the coun­try and play­ing in that league, it is a lot harder for coun­try kids hav­ing to travel down first,” she said.

“At times we were play­ing two games a week­end — they were dou­ble-head­ers and each game was against a dif­fer­ent team. I think that the ones that do it and when I did it, it def­i­nitely makes you stronger men­tally and I think that is a big one com­ing down.”

Dur­ing the week, Cosh en­joys all that comes within her role as a PE teacher and rel­ishes the op­por­tu­nity to pass on her ex­pe­ri­ences to young net­ballers com­ing through the grades.

For­mer Fal­cons net­baller Emma Cosh has been signed as one of four West Coast Fever train­ing part­ners for the 2018 sea­son.

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