West Coach Fever assistant coach stepping down from role

Tasha Richards Picture: Daniel Carson
Tasha Richards Picture: Daniel Carson

WEST Coast Fever assistant coach Tasha Richards has announced this week she will step down from her role.

The former Perth Orioles and Fever player said it was not a decision she took lightly, but one made in the best interests of her family.

“It certainly wasn’t easy to step away from a role that I love,” she said.

“The opportunity to work within this club environment and coach these athletes on a daily basis has been an incredibly rewarding experience.

“We’ve achieved some fantastic milestones and I am proud of the role that I’ve played but I believe the best is ahead of this group as they enter the Suncorp Super Netball era.”

Richards served alongside head coach Stacey Marinkovich throughout the 2016 season, having previously coached at State Team and Australian Netball League level.

Marinkovich said Richards would be missed.

“Tash has made an outstanding contribution to this team and is a most valued member of our club,” Marinkovich said.

“Her commitment to our program, as well as the welfare and development of our athletes is second to none, and the legacy she leaves will no doubt help us throughout what shapes as an incredibly exciting season.”

WAIS netball program coach Michelle Wilkins will assume the role of Western Sting head coach for the upcoming ANL season following Richards’ resignation.