Road to Nationals 2020: Coaches & Managers Announced!

We are pleased to announce the Victorian coaches and managers who will lead our teams at the 2020 AMMNA Championships in Adelaide.

For the first time in VMMNA’s 34 year history, we have appointed a Head Coach in Christina Puopolo.

Christina’s resume is simply outstanding and VMMNA are so fortunate to have someone so skilled and experienced in both a Head Coach and Open Men’s coach capacity.

A former Assistant Coach at the Melbourne Phoenix (now Vixens), former Head Coach of Vic U19s and U17s teams, Christina was also a Head Coach of state league clubs Vic Churches, Ariels and Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels between 1997-2017 and was instrumental in Ariels gaining a Victorian Netball League licence.

More recently she has been the Open Men’s coach since 2010 and has led Victoria to the National Championship 5 times (2010-2013, 2016). She is also the current Australian Sonix Men’s coach leading Australia to a clean sweep of the 2018 Trans Tasman Cup against New Zealand.

In this new role, Christina will oversee and lead our entire squad and provide valuable input to our pathways, structures and preparation for Nationals.

Head Coach: Christina Puopolo

Tour Manager: Sonya Febbo

Open Men’s:

  • Coach: Christina Puopolo
  • Manager: Lisa Mynott

Men’s Reserve 1:

  • Coach: Alexia McConnell
  • Manager: Julia Farrimond

Men’s Reserve 2:

  • Coach: Ashley Webb
  • Manager: Narelle Costello

Open Mixed:

  • Coach: Jenni Lewis
  • Manager: Lynn Capron 

Mixed Reserve:

  • Coach: David O’Hare
  • Assistant Coach: Tammy Karkanakis
  • Manager: Jamie Clark
  • Assistant Manager: Tarnee Adams

Men’s 23 & Under:

  • Coach: Daniel Cooke
  • Assistant Coach: Chris Cameron
  • Manager: Kylie Pearce

Men’s 20 & Under:

  • Coach: Craig Moore
  • Assistant Coach/Manager: Victoria Febbo

Men’s 20 & Under Reserve:

  • Coach: Joshua Schultz
  • Manager: Maddie Noble

Men’s 17 & Under:

  • Coach: Geoff Taylor
  • Manager: Karen Wild
  • Assistant Manager: Michael Davis

Men’s 17 & Under Reserve:

  • Coach: Fiona Vahland
  • Assistant Coach/Manager: Tracey Matthews

VMMNA congratulates all those on their appointments and we have every confidence in each coach and manager to ensure our 2020 Adelaide campaign is our most successful yet!

Trials for the 2020 Championships begin on Sunday August 11 and registration is open now. For further details and to register click here.