Yvette McCausland-Durie is leaving ANZ Premiership club Central Pulse
28 July 2020

Central Pulse netball head coach Yvette McCausland-Durie to step down

Central Pulse netball head coach Yvette McCausland-Durie has announced she will step down at the end of the ANZ Premiership 2020 season. 

She has been at the club for four years and is leading the only team who are unbeaten during the season so far. 

In 2018 her side were runners-up before winning their first-ever league title a year later.

McCausland-Durie said: "I just spend a lot of time away from home, that's the key driver for this decision.

“Also, there needs to be that opportunity to keep growing this [Pulse/Netball Central] and that often means a change is needed.

"Since I've been here, we've been really focused about what we wanted to achieve in four years, I feel really pleased to have been a part of that as well as that challenge of leaving something in a better place than you found it.

"There's still room to continue to develop, so from a timing perspective around the organisation and where the team's at, it is good.

“We've got a good base, some really good systems in place and structures but there's always room for somebody else to keep advancing that.”

Pulse CEO Fran Scholey added: “Yvette is a phenomenal woman. She had a vision coming in and it wasn’t just about netball, it was also about good people.

“She has been pivotal in that change and she will certainly leave this organisation in a better place."

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