VNL Coaches & Support Personnel

2021 VNL Team Support Personnel* application: click here

*Includes: Team Managers, Primary Care, Stats data Entry, Bench Officials

2021 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, 

2021 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 

2021 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

Danni Taylor

Lauren Nardelli



19U Head Coach Lyndell Bruce Advanced
Assistant 19U Monica Clarke Intermediate
Apprentice 19U Penny Forrest Advanced
Specialist Coaches

Kaylea Ingham-Mcquade     

Eliza Allen

Leesa Gallard




Express Talent Squad 1 Naomi Yates Intermediate
Express Talent Squad 2 Ness Alexandra Intermediate
Strength & Conditioning Coach             Jeff Fleming  n/a
ScholarshipCoach Naomi Yates Intermediate


2021 IPerana Stats Program (IPSP)

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

Lyndell Bruce  

Deakin Uni

Sport Science Interns

Lainey Blake

Katie Lockwood  

Abby Howard

Deakin Uni

Deakin Uni

Deakin Uni

2021 Prevention Injury Management Performance (PIMP) Program

Strength & Conditioning  Simon Olive

Anytime Fitness


Michelle Massaraney 

Prahran, Sth Melbourne   


Sports Science 

Lyndell Bruce Deakin University


Leah Fogarty Between the Ears        

Medical Practitioner  

 Sue Reddish     

Deakin University    

2021 Boroondara EXPRESS Support Personnel:

TEAM       MANAGER                      PRIMARY CARE               BENCH OFFICIALS           
Champ  Ann Marie Poston (TBC)  Keely White 

Kirrily Zimmerman,

Penny Forrest,

Grant Kennerley

Craig Moyle

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

2021 Boroondara EXPRESS Management Committee:

BNA Adnministrator 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 (TBC)           


pdfVNL Coach Appointment Policy 

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