Fever Assistant Coach steps down

West Coast Fever Assistant Coach Tasha Richards has stepped down from her role for personal reasons.

Richards served alongside Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich throughout the 2016 season having previously coached at State Team and Australian Netball League level.

The former Perth Orioles and West Coast Fever player said it was not a decision she took lightly, but one made in the best interests of her family.

“It certainly wasn’t easy to step away from a role that I love,” Richards said.

“The opportunity to work within this Club environment and coach these athletes on a daily basis has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

“We’ve achieved some fantastic milestones and I am proud of the role that I’ve played but I believe the best is ahead of this group as they enter the Suncorp Super Netball era.”

Marinkovich said Richards would be sorely missed.

“Tash has made an outstanding contribution to this team and is a most valued member of our Club,” Marinkovich said.

“Her commitment to our program, as well as the welfare and development of our athletes is second to none, and the legacy she leaves will no doubt help us throughout what shapes us an incredibly exciting season.”

“Both myself and the players are deeply indebted to Tash for all she has given to this group and look forward to her continuing to play an important role moving forward.”

Richards will remain close to the Fever family, serving as an opposition analyst as well as assisting at each of the Club’s seven home games in the 2017 Suncorp Super Netball season.

Original story: westcoastfever.com.au