West Coast Fever is pleased to announce Karly Guadagnin as Coach of the Western Sting for the 2019 season.
West Coast Fever Assistant Coach Belinda Reynolds will oversee the program as the Head Coach, with Guadagnin’s role focused on the performance of the team during the competition that underpins Suncorp Super Netball.
Guadagnin will work alongside Assistant Coach Cherie Farnan, Manager Suzanne Lennon and Performance Analyst Gary Dawson.
After claiming three consecutive bronze medals from 2014-2016, Sting broke through for their maiden gold medal in 2017, however only managed a sixth place finish in the competition last year.
Guadagnin has been a household name in West Australian coaching in recent years, guiding the West Coast Warriors to back to back premierships in 2016 and 2017, years she was also named West Australian Netball League (WANL) Coach of the Year.
Earlier this year, Guadagnin became just the eighth coach in Western Australia to attain her High Performance Coaching Accreditation, and said she was privileged to coach the side.
“I’m very excited to work alongside, and learn from, our successful West Coast Fever department,” Gaudagnin said.
“We have a lot of great talent here in WA that I am excited to work with, and I am really looking forward to creating an environment that allows us to push for team success, while also assisting individual player development for the next level.”
“I can’t wait to establish the new team and start our journey for the 2019 season.”
West Coast Fever Managing Director Simon Taylor congratulated Guadagnin.
“Karly is one of Western Australia’s best coaches, and is thoroughly deserving of her appointment as Western Sting Coach,” Taylor said.
“She has been one of the State’s most consistent coaches for a number of years, and I am confident that she will lead Sting in the best possible fashion and back into finals contention.”
“The Western Sting program is an integral one in the athlete pathway, and I know that Belinda, Karly and Cherie will assemble a formidable squad of players for the 2019 season.”
Western Sting will again be proudly supported by the University of Western Australia for the 2019 season.
2019 Western Sting squad.