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Fiji Netball Coach, Jenny Brazel Resign After 9 Months In The Role

Brazen had begun work on both a High- Performance Plan and a ‘Coach the Coaches’ Program with a plan to grow the numbers and technical capacity of local coaches.
11 Sep 2021 14:49
Fiji Netball Coach, Jenny Brazel Resign After 9 Months In The Role
Fijian Pearls head coach, Jenny Brazel (right) with husband, David, after their arrival at Nausori International Airport on March 8, 2021. Photo: Sereana Salalo

The Fiji Netball Association has accepted the resignation of National Coach Jenny Brazel.

Brazel who was in the role for 9 months has cited personal reasons for her resignation.

In her formal advice to Netball Fiji,  Brazel said, “This has been an extremely difficult decision made all the harder by the current COVID-19 situation and my family’s wishes which I regard as a priority at this time.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that Netball Fiji has provided me during the last 9 months as well as the loving support and tremendous opportunity to be a part of the wonderful Netball community in Fiji,” Brazel said.

In  a statement, Netball Fiji said Brazel has made a huge impact in all areas of her role despite the ongonig COVID-19 pandemic.

“We completely understand the circumstances surrounding her decision not to continue as National Coach. Rightfully priorities have
changed with the current COVID 19 situation and we know this decision would not have been an easy one for her given the plans she had put in place to improve the ranking of our Fiji Pearls and her passion and focus on pathways,” Netball Fiji President RubyAnn Sorovaki said.

Sorovaki adds that as a result of Jenny’s hard work over the same period, plans and discussions are now underway, based on funding, to set up the Netball Fiji Academy.

Brazen had also begun work on both a High- Performance Plan and a ‘Coach the Coaches’ Program with a plan to grow the numbers and technical capacity of local coaches.

“While we are saddened at losing someone of Jen’s caliber, we thank her for the work she put in during her short stint with us and we remain focused on the opportunity to find someone who can work with Netball Fiji and the direction we want to move in over the next 4 years.” Sorovaki said.

Netball Fiji will announce Coach Brazel’s replacement over the next few weeks.



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