NewsNetball Fiji Coach Resigns

September 11, 2021

The Fiji Netball Association has accepted with respect and understanding the resignation of National Coach Jenny Brazel.

Brazel who was in the role for 9 months has cited personal reasons for her resignation. In her formal advice to Netball Fiji Jenny said, “This has been an extremely difficult decision made all the harder by the current COVID-19 situation and my family’s wishes which I regard as a priority at this time.” “I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that Netball Fiji has provided
me during the last 9 months as well as the loving support and tremendous opportunity to be a part of the wonderful Netball community in Fiji,” Brazel added.

“In the past 9 months Jen has made a huge impact in all areas of her role and we completely understand the circumstances surrounding her decision not to continue as National Coach. Rightfully priorities have changed with the current COVID 19 situation and we know this decision would not have been an easy one for her given the plans she had put in place to improve the ranking of our Fiji Pearls and her passion and focus on pathways,” Netball Fiji President RubyAnn Sorovaki said.

Sorovaki adds that as a result of Jenny’s hard work over the same period, plans and discussions are now underway, based on funding, to set up the Netball Fiji Academy. She had also begun work on both a High Performance Plan and a ‘Coach the Coaches’ Program with a plan to grow the numbers and technical capacity of local coaches. “While we are saddened at losing someone of Jen’s caliber, we thank her for the work she put in during her short stint with us and we remain focused on the opportunity to find someone who can work with Netball Fiji and the direction we want to move in over the next 4 years.”

Netball Fiji President RubyAnn Sorovaki said, Netball Fiji will announce Coach Brazel’s replacement over the next few
weeks.

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