He is one of our most experienced coaches having been involved with coaching NSW Mens Netball teams for 20 years and been involved with this sport for longer. We got his thoughts on his team and what to expect on the Gold Coast this year.
How would you best describe your coaching style?
I like to be inclusive with my team and officials bounce ideas and strategy off them. I am always looking for new and better ways to coach by taking advice, listening and watching.
Describe your team with ONE word – and explain why?
We have all come together as a pretty inexperienced bunch of players but from day 1 we have stuck together learnt and taught each other to be better and want more. We succeed together we have each other’s backs. We know what we want and how to achieve it.
What are your teams strengths?
Our ability to learn quickly from our mistakes.
The ability to go back to our basic game plan when the wheels fall off.
Our ability to laugh and have fun.
What has your Nationals experience been like in the past – and what are you expecting in 2017?
Well this will be my 27th Nationals campaign. My 20th as a coach. There is not a year I can say I haven’t enjoyed in all that time. This year is proving to be quite exciting I have the best mix of men in the team and I’m already excited I was 4 weeks ago which is not a norm for me. I usually get excited on that Saturday training run, but this year I’m already jumping out of my skin.
What team building activities do you use?
Every training session for me is a team building experience the way we work together discuss and even argue sometimes to make sure that we are on the right track. Having fun and laughing a lot is the best team building exercise as well as getting to know each other.
What will a typical day at Nationals look like?
What is the best piece of advice you can give any NSW squad player?
A soon as you put on that sky blue remember there are 100’s who came before you and 100’s will follow you leave them with no doubt you did your best for your state, your team and yourself.
We wish Marc and his team all the best.