Jencke heading to Glasgow with top coaches

2014 Round 11 ANZ Championship gameThunderbirds v Firebirds

One of Australia’s leading netball coaches Roselee Jencke has been chosen as one of 13 elite coaches from around the country to travel to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 

As part of a professional development tour organised by the Australian Institute of Sport, Jencke will get to experience coach’s perspectives from other elite sports on an international level.

“It will be really good to meet other coaches from other sports and see how they operate especially at this level,” Jencke, who coaches the Queensland Firebirds in the ANZ Championship, said.

“I will also get to see the elite athletes and how they prepare for this type of competition.”

Jencke, who already has an impressive resume, was appointed Firebirds coach in 2010 and guided the team to an historic championship in 2011.

She has acted as selector and assistant coach to the Australian Diamonds, an assistant coach to the AIS, was an assistant coach for the Melbourne Kestrels and a defence coach at the Melbourne Phoenix.

Jencke said she’s hoping to bring back ideas from the trip to help improve her already impressive coaching CV.

“I won’t actually get to see any netball,” Jencke admitted.

“(But) it is a great opportunity personally for some professional development and to experience sports other than netball.”

The Commonwealth Games are being held between 23 July and August 3.