GOAL shooter Hayley Plozza says she’s stepping into the unknown by taking on the Timboon Demons A grade coaching job.
Club officials yesterday revealed the former Cobden and Terang Mortlake netballer would guide the netballers in 2013.
Plozza said she knew little about the side she would inherit when pre-season training gets under way in January.
But the 32-year-old, who started her netball career at Timboon Saints in the 1990s, said she was excited by the challenge.
“I honestly don’t know much about the side. There are a couple of girls still playing from when I was at Timboon,” she said. “That was when we won two premierships, 12 months before the clubs joined.
“But apart from that I don’t know much about them. Another thing about coaching is my sister (Kelly) was too young. I didn’t get to play with her when I was at Timboon. She’s now a vet in Warrnambool and is interested in coming across if I was playing.”
Timboon Demons celebrated four wins in season 2012, but a cluttered bottom half of the table meant it finished 11th, only ahead of Allansford.
Plozza said finals would be the first aim for the side “and we’ll go from there”.
She said she accepted the coaching offer wanting to give something back to the sport.
“I did a bit of coaching and really enjoyed it. I’ve coached a couple of junior years and also Cobden seniors,” she said.
Plozza said her coaching style was about “lots of encouragement”. She said she had learnt a lot playing under Bloods champion Megan McKenzie and Bombers stalwart Kerry McGlade, and was appreciative of the two clubs’ support.