MNNSW today revealed the first of its coaching appointments for season 2021, announcing Moira Gaha to the top job in Men’s Open Division. The decorated coach from the NSW and Australian elite pathway will lead the charge as NSW looks to evolve and grow on its recent successes in high performance.
Gaha was awarded the highest accolade in coaching in recent years, mixing it with the best as she secured her high performance accreditation after being in the elite environment for several years. It will be the first time in NSW history that the playing group will be led by a coach of these credentials, setting a clear agenda from MNNSW for the future of the Men’s game.
With a rap sheet that would be the envy of most coaches, Gaha comes to the team with a wealth of experience in elite talent mobilisation, and one of the strongest state and representative team performance records from the women’s game. Amongst her accolades are coaching roles for the NSW Waratahs and Blues in the ANL League, 8 years of national underage championships where she has bought home a gold or silver medal each time and more than two decades of coaching in the NSW State Leagues.
Through all of her coaching feats, Gaha has kept a home base in the NSW system – always pairing representative coaching roles with a role back in the local pathways to exercise her passion in producing home grown talent. Gaha has a bevy of athletes she has played a hand in the formative years of – having coached many in ANL, State or NSW League teams. The stellar list includes past and present elite athletes such as O’Brien, Parmenter, McDonnell, Austin, Manua, Brandley, Comamne, Bryce, Charles, Brazill among other Suncorp or Diamonds players. Her exposure to this calibre athlete will ensure she is more than prepared for the talent pool that awaits her at the top of the Men’s netball fraternity.
Learn more about Gaha and her thoughts in joining the Men’s and mixed netball family by viewing our short video.