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Sachel Grant Appointed as Mavericks Pathway Head Coach

21st August 2017

Mavericks are delighted to announce the appointment of Sachel Grant as Head Coach of the new Mavericks Pathway.  Sachel, a longtime member of the Mavericks and East regional coaching familes having been an assistant coach of both the Mavericks NPL and East Regional Performance Academy, will take up this new role from September 2017.

The Mavericks Pathway will be in place to ensure talented young players in the region from the age of 11 upwards have a clear pathway of development all the way through to both the VNSL and England.  This begins with  Mini Mavericks at U13, leading through local County & Satellite Academies to the Mavericks Futures Academies (6 sites across the region) to Young Mavericks U17, Young Mavericks U19, Mavericks U21 and Mavericks VNSL. Screening for Mini Mavericks takes place in September and details on Futures Academy screening will be announced shortly.

In this newly created role, Sachel will be responsible for leading and developing the Mavericks Performance Pathway Programme, preparing players both on and off the court for performance competitions, along with the Director of Netball, Pathway Advisory Group and England Netball Pathway Head Coach.

She will also work closely with the Futures Academy Coaches to help ensure a smooth pathway for all Mavericks players and ensure talent identification is carried out to assist with England Netball trials. Finally, Sachel will also be Head Coach of the U21 Mavericks Competition Squad. 

Mavericks Director of Netball Kathryn Ratnapala had this to say about Sachel’s appointment: "Mavericks are delighted to have Sachel Grant join us as Performance Pathway Coach, having been involved in Mavericks for a number of years now, she understands the Franchise and the needs for the area. Sachel is an infectious personality, has drive, ambition and vision for the future.”

Sachel has extensive experience of pathway netball in the Mavericks regions having previously held roles as the North Bucks Academy coach, South Bucks County Coach, East Regional Performance Academy Assistant coach alongside her roles as Mavericks NPL U19 assistant coach and technical coach.

Sachel commented on her new role “ 'I am extremely excited to be part of this new chapter with Hertfordshire Mavericks. Mavericks have always had a wealth of talented athletes and coaches.  I look forward to being part of the athletes journey in reaching their full potential. I also look forward to working with the various coaches and wider network.' 

Please join us in welcoming Sachel into this new and exciting role.