BRINGING THE best out of Terang Mortlake's experienced but youthful open grade side is something new leader Liz Fowler hopes to achieve.
The 44-year-old was announced as the Bloods coach on Wednesday night, the same day she agreed to take on the role.
The excitement for next season is already building for Fowler, who is taking on her first major senior coaching role in the Hampden League.
"I have been coaching mostly juniors more recently so this was something I had been thinking about down the track but I've fast-tracked that decision," she told The Standard.
"(I'm excited) at seeing what the playing group can do. I've played with some of the girls and they are a great brunch on and off the court. I'm excited to see where the club's youth can take us.
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"I'm still in the process of setting the goals as I have only had a day to think about the job but bringing out the best of the girls is one.
"They are all very experienced, have played a lot of netball, are very skilful and I'm eager to see how we can bring the team together and play as a solid group of girls."
The self-employed marketing professional said there was a number of reasons why she took up the role.
"Leadership is an exciting thing to be involved in and I love netball too," she said.
"I went to the world cup in Liverpool last year. I love the game and really like the bunch of girls. The opportunity is an exciting one to be involved in at that level."
Fowler hopes to build on the foundations of former Bloods coach Lisa Arundell, who has accepted a coaches mentor role at Nirranda next season.
The mother-of-three, her husband Craig and their children Holly, 15, Jack, 13, and Jesse, 10, are all dedicated members of the Bloods' community.
Fowler has played senior netball in Mildura with South Mildura and played A grade with Warrnambool and District league club Deakin Sharks.
She also coached the Sharks' top side as well as some of their juniors.
At the Bloods, the experienced netballer, who played as a defender and goal shooter throughout her career, coached the under 15s and under 14s.
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