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Anderson steps down from Firebirds

Queensland Firebirds coach Megan Anderson has announced she will step down from her role with the club.

“Failing to close out our opportunities, falling so bitterly short, in the last two seasons has weighed heavily on me,” Anderson said.

“I’m keen to see the girls enjoy championship success. In agreement with Netball Queensland, we’ve decided that different energy is required to create this success.”

Netball Queensland thanks Megan for leading the Firebirds through the last two seasons.

On behalf of Netball Queensland and the Firebirds, CEO Kate Davies expressed deep gratitude for the passion and commitment shown by Megan during her first two years in a Head Coach role.

“With an impressive playing and coaching resume, Megan knows the game like few others, and I personally wish Megan all the very best for the future,” Davies said.

“Unfortunately, we were unable to come home strongly in the second half of the season, this has had a toll on everybody, especially Megan. As we reflect on what we’ve achieved and where we want to go it is with sadness that we accept Megan’s decision. This timing does however provide us with the opportunity to recruit a new coach for 2023.”

Anderson said, “Netball has been a massive part of my life, playing within great teams and enjoying many successes. Learning and growing with this awesome playing group and coaching team at Firebirds has been an incredible opportunity, one that I will cherish. It does feel like I’m leaving unfinished business here. I am however confident that these players will find that special spark required to stand tall on the Suncorp Super Netball winner’s podium.

“While part of me wanted to stay on and build on some of the positives from this year, where we showed we can mix it with the best, I feel that a different approach is needed to take this group to the next level.

“So, as I close out this chapter of my netball journey, I wish the purple family all the very best success in season 2023 and beyond.”

Megan will enjoy the Firebirds Gala dinner on the 9th of July with the players and support staff.

Pic: AAP Photos

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