VNL Coaches & Support Personnel

pdfVNL Coach Appointment Policy 

2021/22 VNL Coach Director: Wendy Jacobsen 

  • Playing history: Australian Squad, Melbourne Vixens, Melbourne Phoenix, Vic state 21 & 19s teams
  • Coaching history: Collingwood Magpies (specialist), Boroondara Express 2017, Rowville Academy, 
  • Current: 19U Victorian Team Head Coach

2021/22 VNL High Performance Manager: Dr Lyndell Bruce

  • Senior Lecturer Sports Science, Deakin University / Course Director, Master of Applied Sport Science 
  • Teaching: skill aquisition (motor learning & control / Performance Analysis
  • Research: Centre for Sport Research /  Decision Making Expertise (PhD), talent identification and development, performance analysis, training load monitoring 

2021/22 Championship Coach: Kathleen Knott

  • Playing history: Melbourne Vixens, Vic Fury (Captain), Vic state 21 &19s teams, VNL Championship player 14 years
  • Coaching history: Northern / Central East Academy, 17U Vic apprentice 

2022 Boroondara Express Coaching Team

Position Coach             Accreditation             
Coach Director      Wendy Jacobsen       Advanced
High Performance Manager Lyndell Bruce Advanced
Open Head Coach       Kathleen Knott Advanced
Open Assistant Coaches

Lauren Nardelli

Chris Cameron



19U Head Coach Lyndell Bruce Advanced
Assistant 19U

Penny Forrest

Danni Taylor



Specialist Coaches

Kaylea Ingham-Mcquade     

Eliza Allen

Leesa Gallard




Express Talent Squad 1 Ness Alexandra Intermediate
Express Talent Squad 2 Lindy Barrow Intermediate 
Strength & Conditioning Coach             Hayley Mettes  n/a
ScholarshipCoach Hayley Mettes Intermediate


IPerana Stats Program (IPSP)

Digital Performance Tracking & Analysis         Chau Le Director Iperana Sports             
Performance Analyst - stats & video

Lyndell Bruce  

Deakin Uni

Sport Science Interns

Lucy Jones

Andrew Blundell   

Deakin Uni

Deakin Uni

Prevention Injury Management Performance (PIMP) Program

Strength & Conditioning  Simon Olive

Anytime Fitness, Kew


Michelle Massaraney 

Prahran, Sth Melbourne   

Rylie Ellis

Optimus Health Group, Richmond 

Sports Science 

Lyndell Bruce Deakin University


Leah Fogarty Between the Ears        

Medical Practitioner  

Sue Reddish     

Deakin University    

Boroondara EXPRESS Support Personnel:

TEAM       MANAGER                      PRIMARY CARE               BENCH OFFICIALS           
Champ  Craig Moyle  Keely White 

Kirrily Zimmerman,

Penny Forrest,

Grant Kennerley

Craig Moyle

Div One  Fiona Alderson  Keely White
19&Under  Wes Armstrong  Keely White

Boroondara EXPRESS Management Committee:

BNA Administrator Sue Reddish
VNL Coach Director         Wendy Jacobsen
VNL High Performance Manager   Lyndell Bruce
VNL Championship Coach Kathleen Knott
BNA Rep team coordinator Sarndra Kennerley
Independent     Amanda Sherwen
Independent Jan Daniher               


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