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Helene Buckingham appointed as Director of Netball

We are thrilled to announce that we have appointed Helene Buckingham as our Director of Netball.

Helene has coached netball at Gresham’s for 14 years and we are looking forward to benefitting from her expertise full time. She will start in the role in January 2021.

Helene has a wealth of experience, both in coaching and playing netball. Her outstanding playing career saw her representing England at Under 16, Under 19, Under 21 and then in both the development and the National squad. Helene was part of the European winning team for 10 consecutive years from 1995 to 2004, and has represented Norfolk, the Eastern Region and Bedfordshire on many occasions.

Helene’s knowledge of the sport will be invaluable to our netball players. Aside from playing the sport, Helene has had a huge amount of success in coaching netball teams, including Norfolk County Academy, the Mavericks in the Super League and the Thoroughbreds Premiership team. Helene also took victory as Head Coach for the England Under 17 squad when they won the European Championships.