Former Warrnambool open coach Emma Cust gives Raewyn Poumako her tick of approval

Family first: Former Blues coach Emma Cust will focus on her family next season and has given her tick of approval for Raewyn Poumako. Picture: Amy Paton
Family first: Former Blues coach Emma Cust will focus on her family next season and has given her tick of approval for Raewyn Poumako. Picture: Amy Paton

Former Warrnambool netball coach Emma Cust is confident her successor, Raweyn Poumako, can lead the club’s next charge to success.  

Cust recently stepped down from the main coaching role to focus on her family, but is confident Poumako can lead Warrnambool to the top of the Hampden open competition.

“Raewyn is the perfect choice to lead the club in the next few years,” Cust said.

“I know she will do outstanding with continuing the development at the club and I’m confident that the team is in good hands.”

Cust approves of Poumako’s youth strategy, but warns experience shouldn’t be ignored. 

“The youth depth is there, but more older and experienced players are needed to help the younger players develop,” Cust said.

“The older girls would provide that level head under pressure and can help the younger ones improve quicker.

“If Raewyn can do that, then other clubs should begin watching out for the Blues.”