New Director of Netball

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We are thrilled to Announce that Rachel Cremin has been appointed into the new University of Strathclyde Director of Netball / Netball Scotland Performance Pathways Coach dual role.

Following on from the Appointment of Lesley MacDonald as Strathclyde Sirens Head Coach and Claire Maxwell as Assistant Coach and Player for the 19-20 season, Rachel will work with Lesley, Claire and the wider Performance Team to support the partnership between the University of Strathclyde (UoS) and Netball Scotland (NS), delivering against key strategic objectives and supporting the delivery of a world class sporting system for netball, through the integration of the University netball programme into the Netball Scotland performance pathway.

Rachel, who is an integral member of our National Technical Team will bring a wealth of experience to the role. In a leadership capacity with Scotland’s U21’s, Rachel helped Scotland return home from the 2018 Netball Europe Championships in Antrim, Northern Ireland, her first International Competition as lead Coach, with a Silver medal in their grasp. Rachel has extensive coaching experience having also acted as Support Coach to Lesley MacDonald at the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana, where the team secured their highest ever position of 8th place.

In addition to her impressive career credentials Rachel is an alumnus of the University of Strathclyde, and an ex University of Strathclyde Netball Club player, with extensive knowledge of the BUCs and University sport system. Rachel will be a great addition to our performance team and will be critical to enhancing our player pathway over the coming seasons.


David Sykes, Performance Sport Manager at the University of Strathclyde said:

“This bold and innovative role aims to establish the University as a globally-recognised hub for netball whilst simultaneously developing future Sirens and Scottish Thistles players. As a Strathclyde Alumnist and current National Pathway Coach, Rachel was a standout candidate, and consequently we are excited to have her on-board to drive the partnership between the University and Netball Scotland forwards.”


Lesley MacDonald, Strathclyde Sirens Head Coach said:

I am delighted that Rachel has taken on this new role which will enhance our partnership with the University of Strathclyde. Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of our national pathway to this dual role.  I look forward to working with her and know she will be a great asset to our performance team.


Rachel Cremin, UofS Director of Netball / NS Performance Pathways Coach said:

“I am really looking forward to taking on this exciting and innovative new role. Our sport is making incredible improvements on and off the court on the international stage and netball in Scotland continues to go from strength to strength. And as a former University of Strathclyde student myself, I know first-hand of the world class education and fantastic facilities that are available. This role has the opportunity to enhance the already powerful partnership between Netball Scotland and the University of Strathclyde and I look forward to working with both parties to create a truly outstanding netball programme.”


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