Knee setback for coach

Western Eagles leader Ali Genua is yet to make a decision about her coaching future.

Western Eagles netball coach Ali Genua says knee surgery could force her to step back from the role in 2020.

The popular playing-coach has led the Irrewillipe-based club for the past two seasons, guiding the Eagles to finals in 2018 while her side just missed out this year after finishing sixth.

Genua said a knee injury hampered her 2019 campaign, with a setback after the season forcing the talented midcourter to book surgery.

“I haven’t made any decisions yet, we’re just going to see what happens,” she said about her coaching situation.

“Last year I was keen to go again as coach, but I’ve got to have knee surgery in December, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen playing wise.

“I’ve just had a bit of a niggling meniscus injury and I ended up hurting myself just after the season finished, at this stage I’m hoping it will only be an arthroscope.

“That’s much easier to get over than a reco, because I’ve had that before.”

See today’s Colac Herald for more.

Buy the Colac Herald print edition, which has full coverage of all the region’s news and sport. Click here to find out where to buy a copy

Comments are closed.