VNL Coaches & Support Personnel

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2022/23 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

2022/23 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 

2022/23 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 

2023 Boroondara Express Coaching Team

Position Coach             Accreditation             
Coach Director      Wendy Jacobsen       Elite
High Performance Manager Lyndell Bruce Advanced
Championship Head Coach       Kathleen Knott Advanced
Championship Assistant Coach       Lauren Nardelli Advanced
Div 1 Head Coach Chris Cameron Intermediate
Div 1 Assistant Coach Lyndell Bruce Advanced
19U Head Coach Stacey Gannon Intermediate > Adv
19U Assistant Coach Penny Forrest Advanced
Express Talent Squad  Ness Alexandra Advanced
Strength & Conditioning Hayley Mettes Intermediate
Specialist Coaches

Kaylea Ingham-Mcquade     

Eliza Allen

Leesa Gallard





IPerana Stats Program (IPSP)

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

Lyndell Bruce  

Deakin Uni

Sport Science Interns

Taylah Hamilton

Delaksha Kusalakumar

Nigel Yin Lam   

Deakin Uni

Deakin Uni

Deakin Uni

PIMP Program:

  • Prevention, Injury management, Mental health, Performance 
Strength & Conditioning    

Hayle Mettes

Simon Olive

S&C Coach

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Keely White 

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Sports Science 

Lyndell Bruce Deakin University

Performance Psychologist  

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,

Craig Moyle

Alex Ball

Amanda Sherwen

Marcus Bailey

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

Boroondara EXPRESS Management Committee:

Position Role Name
BNA Administrator
  • President
  • Administration
  • Governance           
Sue Reddish
BNA Treasurer
  • Finance
  • Governance
Kirrily Zimmerman
VNL Coach Director        
  • Develop the Club style of play & culture
  • Plan & implement training calendar
  • Provide guidance, direction & support to coaches
  • Monitor coach performance & development
Wendy Jacobsen
VNL High Performance Manager  

Implementation of all areas of sports science

  • Daily Training Environment
  • Athlete monitoring - load, wellness, injury tracking  
  • Plan & implement the S&C programs
Lyndell Bruce
VNL Championship Coach

Plan & implement training programs

Kathleen Knott
BNA Rep team coordinator Monitor Association rep team players for recruitment Ness Alexandra
Independent     Support Amanda Sherwen
Independent Support Jan Daniher               


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