I have been lucky enough to have known and been coached by Melissa for the past 15 years.
I was first introduced to her as a very eager and impressionable young netballer at a local Coaching Clinic for 16 year olds.
I still remember the first session she pushed me through and I can truly say it changed me and my career in netball. My life-long goal was to be a top level netballer and I always trained with that goal driving me. I thought I was training hard but it wasn’t until I met Melissa and became a part of her team that I really learnt what it took to make it to the top level.
The skill base and work ethic that she instils in players is the kind that sees all her girls reach their full potential, whatever level that may be. I have seen her transform players from average to good and good to great and I think very few coaches would have had the same effect on those girls. Personally, I can honestly say that Melissa is one of the main reasons I made it to the National League. She believed in me 110% and also gave me the tools, skills and mindset I needed to first get to the National League and then to also make the most of my opportunities once I was there.
I cannot thank Melissa enough for helping me reach my goal and for teaching me so much both off and on court. I highly recommend Melissa and her techniques to any aspiring netball or coach and am so grateful that we met on that fateful day all those years ago.