Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Willering Offers Her Views on Sport She Loves So Much; Veteran Kiwi Netball Coach in Rocky for Sports Forum

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Willering Offers Her Views on Sport She Loves So Much; Veteran Kiwi Netball Coach in Rocky for Sports Forum

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Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

NETBALL: Those attending the weekend sports forum at CQUniversity will be disappointed if they are going along to learn about a New Zealand style of netball from skilled coach Yvonne Willering.

What they will get from this articulate communicator is her personal views on the sport she loves and has served for many years.

Willering arrived in Rockhampton yesterday for the Train Well, Play Well Stanwell Sports Forum and while she has travelled worldwide during her career as a player and a coach with New Zealand's Silver Ferns she did not know what to expect when she arrived in the city.

C[pounds sterling]I didn't even know where Rockhampton was,C[yen] she said.

Consequently, having travelled from a cooler climate the Kiwi was taking time out to adjust to the region's heat.

However, any discomfort she might have felt disappeared once she started talking netball.

So what side of Willering will coaches see at the forum?

C[pounds sterling]Hopefully variety and not an Australia verses New Zealand style,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]My style is not typically New Zealand.

C[pounds sterling]My aim is to get people thinking. There is no right or wrong in coaching.C[yen]

After spending a good proportion of her life in the spotlight of international sport, Willering said she now enjoys what she is doing, conducting seminars and meeting netball coaches from all levels of the sport.

C[pounds sterling]I go where I am invited and can see value in what I'm doing,C[yen] she said.

Despite never visiting Rockhampton before it is not Willering's first introduction to Central Queenslanders.

C[pounds sterling]I spent time with the Capricorn Academy girls in Auckland,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]It is nice to have inter-action with the players.C[yen]

One of the sessions Willering will take during the forum is C[pounds sterling]defending against tall shootersC[yen]. …

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