Vale Vikki Driver

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The Australian netball family is saddened by the passing of Vikki Driver.

Driver passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning following a long battle with cancer.

The Canberra-native played a big part in shaping many of our current national and international athletes through her role with the Tuggeranong Netball Association, Netball ACT and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Driver held the role of Netball Sports Coordinator at the AIS, and was warmly regarded by many past, present and future Australian Diamonds as a surrogate ‘mum’ during their time as residential scholarship holders in Canberra.

Driver coached ACT’s 17/U, 19/U and 21/U teams and was also Netball ACT’s TID and Development Squad Coach between 2000-2005.

A coach, mentor and volunteer with the Tuggeranong Netball Association, Driver has impacted the lives the countless players, coaches and umpires in the nation’s capital.

Netball Australia extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the Driver family, including husband Graeme and children Sarah, Matthew, Daniel and Sam. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, 14 March at 10.30am.