MAIDEN Gully YCW has unveiled Christie Griffiths and Sandhurst triple premiership coach Jannaya Webb as joint coaches of its A-grade netball team.
The experienced coaches take charge of an Eagles team, which finished last season in fifth position, following a fourth-place finish in 2018.
Both coaches will be pulling double and even triple duty, with Webb previously announced as the coach of the Eagles 17-and-under line-up, while Griffiths will lead the club's B-grade and 15-and-under teams.
It is the first time the pair has worked together as coaches
Griffiths, who previously coached the Eagles A-grade team from 2015-17, believed Webb's experience would be invaluable for a team looking to force its way up the premiership ladder.
"I have known Jannaya for years and did get her to come along to help out last season with the 15-and-unders and she has helped out a little in previous years when we've needed speciality coaching," she said.
"I've never actually coached with her or played under her, but certainly know she is a great coach to have in the role."
After serving as netball operations manager and an A-grade player last season, Griffiths has firm beliefs on what the Eagles require to make the step up from fifth.
"We probably lacked in three positions and it would certainly strengthen us if we could get one key player in each area of the court," she said.
"Hopefully through our recruiting and trials we can find them and hopefully take a few more steps forward."
Griffiths, who led the Eagles' 17-and-under team to a flag in 2019, won't play A-grade next season, but will be a playing coach of B-grade.
Her 15-and-under team will be chasing a fourth-consecutive premiership.
For Webb, the senior coaching role is her first since leading Sandhurst to a BFNL preliminary final in 2016.
She later led the Dragons' 17-and-unders to a premiership in 2017 before taking a break from coaching.
A triple premiership coach with Sandhurst from 2005-07, Webb said she was looking forward to sharing the duties with Griffiths.
"I have watched her coach juniors before and she is fantastic with the skill and technique that she teaches," she said.
"I'm excited by what I see out at Maiden Gully YCW.
"With the juniors we have coming through and the existing players we have, I feel it's an exciting time for the club.
"We have a couple of real mature players, who are great with the juniors, so hopefully we can get a balance of the mentor and younger player role, where they are teaching those younger players on the court."
In other Maiden Gully YCW, coaching appointments, Jo Artavilla takes the reins of the C-grade team; Celeste Delikatzis and Cody Clark will share the C-reserve role; Erin Chisholm will coach the 13-and-unders; and Chrissie and Tanya Gray will lead the minis.
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