KYNETON will have a new A-squad netball coach, with Tylah Marchbank taking over the reins for the 2021 Bendigo Football Netball League season.
The Tigers announced the skilful and experienced defender's appointment this week.
Marchbank replaces Dianne Guest-Oakley, who led Kyneton's A-grade side in 2017, 2019 and the aborted 2020 season, and coached the Tigers' A-reserve team to a premiership in 2018, the year they did not field an A-grade team.
Oakley-Guest will not be lost to the Tigers and will coach the club's 17-and-under team next season, continuing her strong affiliation with the club's junior program.
Marchbank steps up to the coaching role after initially joining Kyneton as a player for the 2019 season.
Unfortunately for both her and the Tigers, her season was cut short due to an ACL injury, as Kyneton ended the season in seventh position after being beset by injuries in the second half of the season.
The Tigers finished with four wins and a draw from 16 games, with three of those wins achieved in the first half of the season.
Marchbank brings with her a wealth of experience, having held many leadership and assistant coaching roles with her former club Benalla Saints in the Goulburn Valley league, as well as being a mentor for younger players.
She represented Heathcote District league club Colbinabbin in 2018, which culminated in a grand final appearance against the Grasshoppers' main rival White Hills.
Kyneton is yet to win a BFNL A-grade flag and has won just two netball premierships in total - one at A-reserve level (2018) and one in B-grade (2014).
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