Our RDM Team
The Netball Scotland Development Team combines our Regional Development Managers, with the Education team and the Club and Competitions Administrator and our Community Impact Team, all of whom are linked with our Head of Development, Geraldine McGuire.
Working alongside all netball clubs and Districts, coaches and officials, volunteers and partners to develop a proactive and robust netball athlete pathway, and improved netballing opportunities for all.
Whilst Geraldine, Rebecca (Education and Development Manager), Jo Pettitt (Education Administrator), and Emma (Club and Competitions Development Administrator) are mostly office based, our team of Regional Development Managers are active across the country supporting 30 of the 32 Local Authorities in Scotland, supported in their roles by the Community Impact Team.
EAST AND CENTRAL
Name: Blair Cremin
Mobile: 07769 998083
I support players, volunteers, clubs and schools at all levels of the netball pathway in Edinburgh, the Lothians, the Scottish Borders, and cover the Central region: Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling. I am responsible for supporting clubs to increase their capacity to ensure as many girls and women have the opportunity to participate in netball. This includes working with local partners and volunteers to develop a robust workforce of coaches, umpires and club officials, to allow our clubs to continually evolve and grow.
Name: Caroline Walker
Mobile: 07584 135694
I cover Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray which form the area of Grampian. We are focused on helping to develop the sport of netball at all levels, working with Active Schools in primaries and secondary schools, with ADNA (Aberdeen and District Netball Association) for junior and senior competitive clubs and with a range of partners for initiatives such as Bounce Back to Netball and Walking Netball programmes. We focus on the quality of education being provided to our coaches and officials and on developing our workforce in order to provide the highest level of participation and performance netball to all ages working alongside our sporting partners. I also provide support to Orkney and Shetland with regards to developing their structures and pathways, ensuring that opportunities are available for both players and officials that meet the needs of the community.
Name: Carol Harvey
Mobile: 07780 663 425
I work within Argyll & Bute, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow to support netball development in all areas such as clubs and schools, and work closely with Active School and sports development partners.
I support clubs to increase their capacity and grow membership which gives more girls and women the opportunities to take part in netball. I also support volunteers who are involved in netball to access coach and umpire courses which in turn increases our volunteer workforce.
With the creation of our recreational netball programme, Bounce Back to Netball, I have been very involved to ensure these clubs flourish and encourage women and girls (16+) to come back into our sport.
Name: Lee Maclean
Mobile: 07760 505651
I support players, volunteers, clubs and schools at all levels of the netball pathway in North and South Lanarkshire, North, South and East Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Dumfries and Galloway. I am responsible for supporting clubs to increase their capacity to ensure as many girls and women have the opportunity to participate in netball. This includes working with local partners and volunteers to develop a robust workforce of coaches, umpires and club officials, to allow our clubs to continually evolve and grow.
As the newest Regional Development Manager to join the team I will be focusing on building solid relationships with clubs, schools, players and volunteers in North and South Lanarkshire, North, South and East Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Dumfries and Galloway. This will allow development and sustainability at all levels. I will also seek opportunities to work in partnership with a wide range of agencies and organisations.
TAYSIDE & FIFE
Name: Lynda Sim
In partnership with the Tayside & Fife Regional Sporting Partnership, Netball Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Lynda Sim to the position of Tayside & Fife Regional Development Manager. Lynda will take up the role on Monday 26th February 2018 working with the four local authorities – Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross.
HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS
With no Regional Development Manager servicing Highlands & Islands as a full-time role, the area is supported directly from head office through the wider Netball Scotland team. Please visit the NS Team section of the website to direct your enquiry to the relevant staff member.