Greenway announced as Thistles Head Coach

Netball Scotland are thrilled to announce that Tamsin Greenway, former Director of Wasps Netball, ex-England International and face of netball on Sky Sports, will take on the role of Scottish Thistles Head Coach with immediate effect.

Greenway, who played for England for over 10 years before leading Wasps Netball into two Grand Slam victories and her own 4th Superleague title in succession, will join Netball Scotland with a wealth of experience in developing high performance athletes and delivering on court success.

Working closely with Strathclyde Sirens Technical Director Karen Atkinson, as well as the Netball Scotland High Performance Coaching Group led by Lesley MacDonald, Tamsin will design and deliver a world class training and competition programme that enables and empowers Scotland’s national athletes to achieve their performance ambitions on the world stage.

Building on our nation’s recent achievements of being ranked 8th in the official International Netball Federation world rankings, Tamsin believes Scotland has the potential to achieve more and is excited to lead this team to the next Netball World Cup in South Africa in 2023.

Tamsin, on accepting this role, said:
“I’m very excited to become the Scottish Thistles National Coach and to be taking the next step on my coaching journey. To coach internationally was the ultimate goal and to be given the chance to work with such a forward-thinking nation both on and off the court was a perfect opportunity. I look forward to working with both the players and the organisation over the next few years and to get back doing what I love best on the netball courts.”

During her playing career, Tamsin secured Bronze medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as well as the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. She will draw on this wealth of experience, as well as her most recent successes in the Vitality Netball Superleague, to lead the Scottish Thistles in their first International competition on home soil in over a year when Scotland plays host to the Netball Europe Open Championship against England, Wales and Northern Ireland later this year at the home of Scottish netball, the Emirates Arena, on the 28-30 August.

Strathclyde Sirens Technical Director Karen Atkinson added:
“This is a fantastic appointment for the development of both players and coaches within Scotland. As Technical Director for Strathclyde Sirens, I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work closely with Tamsin as we look to align the domestic and international programmes in Scotland. Tamsin has an amazing depth of knowledge; she knows the game inside out and understands how to get the best out of teams so that they can perform to their full potential. “

Strathclyde Sirens Head Coach and Netball Scotland’s Pathway Development Manager,
Lesley MacDonald, is delighted with Tamsin’s appointment:
“This is a huge appointment for the Scottish Thistles, and for Netball Scotland. Tamsin is a household name to every netballer not only in the UK but globally. Her experience, as well as her tactical and technical knowledge, is remarkable and is up there with the best coaches in the world, so to have her leading the Scottish Thistles into this next cycle is incredible. I am excited to see how our Thistles can grow under her leadership and direction, and to start consistently challenging the top countries in the world.”

CEO of Netball Scotland Claire Nelson said of the appointment:
“I am beyond thrilled to be able to announce this exciting appointment for Scotland. We are an ambitious nation who have achieved so much in a short space of time, but in order to truly emerge into a top netballing nation both on and off the court it is critical that we continue to enhance our leadership and technical capability with world class expertise – and Tamsin Greenway brings this in abundance. Not only is she an innovative coach and tactical specialist, but she also inspires and empowers teams to achieve their full potential. The combination of Tamsin Greenway and Karen Atkinson leading our performance programme gives Scotland one of the most exciting, experienced and dynamic coaching teams in world netball, and evidences our absolute drive and commitment to leading Scottish netball into a new era of on court success on the world stage.

I am looking forward to seeing Tamsin lead the Thistles at home for the first time in August when we host the Netball Europe Open Championship at the Emirates Arena, and I want to see all of our amazing Thistles Army fans out in force to give her the huge welcome she sorichly deserves.

Here’s to the next cycle being our most successful yet for Netball Scotland! #SucceedAsATeam”