Sunshine Coast Grammar School is excited to confirm the appointment of Shannon Eagland in the role of Director of Netball, commencing this term.
The Director of Netball will coordinate the strategic direction of Grammar Netball, and work alongside our Head Coach Ollivia Beveridge to oversee the delivery of engaging and high-quality school and club programs and the Grammar Netball Academy.
“I am excited to be stepping in the role and looking forward to working with Ollivia and contribute to the success of the Grammar Netball Program,” said Shannon.
Shannon has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Teaching in Science and HPE and brings with her a wealth of experience as a professional athlete and leader, having played professional netball for over a decade for the Melbourne Vixens, West Coast Fever and Sunshine Coast Lightning.
An Advanced Netball Australia Coach, Shannon has developed club and school netball programs and coached the Western Australia U19 Netball Team. Through her many roles in high-performance sport and athlete support, she was instrumental in developing a strong culture within the sporting programs at the University of Western Australia. A powerful leader, Shannon will be an outstanding role model within our community, and we know she will make a wonderful addition to the Netball Program at Grammar.
“I really enjoy being a part of the progress and development of players and I’m excited to help our athletes unlock their full potential,” said Shannon.
Ollivia will continue in the fantastic work that she has been doing in the Netball Program, with her role transitioning to Head Coach – Netball. This is a significant role within our netball program, focusing on player development and program delivery across our school and club programs, and the newly created Academy.
Ollivia will continue to apply her extensive experience gained in Australia and the UK as a player, teacher and leader of school netball programs, to enhance the learning experience of our primary and secondary students.
A passionate coach and educator, Ollivia developed her knowledge of high-performance programs whilst living in Brisbane, shadowing elite coaches and leading Queensland Premier League representative teams at Downey Park Netball Association from junior to open levels. As a player, Ollivia played in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy competition for Sydney Sandpipers as well as in the English National competition.
Collaboratively, Ollivia and Shannon will combine their knowledge and skill sets to increase participation, provide personal growth opportunities for our students, and see our program thrive. These two positions signify the school’s commitment to netball, and more broadly in sport, further enhancing the positive experiences and growth opportunities for our students.
We congratulate both Shannon and Ollivia and look forward to a bright future of Grammar netball.