They have achieved almost everything in netball at Colac, and now sisters Hope Carmody and Sara Hay will take control of the Tigers’ A Grade side.
Carmody and Hay will replace respected mentor Stacey McCarthy as co-coaches of the Geelong league club’s top-grade outfit, while also guiding the B Grade side again in 2017.
The defensive duo have played an influential role leading Colac to back-to-back B Grade premierships over the past two seasons in a playing and coaching capacity.
Hay took on the mentoring role with her other sister Nat Cuolahan in 2014 and ’15 before Carmody stepped into a co-coaching position with Hay this year.
Carmody and Hay have played more than 600 club games for the Tigers, winning multiple club best-and-fairests and GFNL Team of the Year honours between them.
Colac Tigers netball manager Andrea Graham said club officials were rapt to announce the champion netballers as Colac’s new senior coaches ahead of a big 2017 campaign for the building group.
The Tigers featured in A Grade netball finals for the first time since 2011 this season and boast a young list of players, who have featured in Victorian Netball League squads at the Geelong Cougars in recent seasons.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.