Introducing your EMMNA Board Members
President & Chair
Founder of EMMNA, Ryan has ambitious goals and is determined to grow the sport he loves for everyone to enjoy. Ryan represented England as Head Coach of the England Mixed team at the 2019 Indoor Netball World Cup and played at 2012 Indoor Netball World Cup for the England men's team. Originally a founding member of Knights Men’s Netball, in order to continue to grow the sport Ryan left Knights to co-found the London Giants, who are the current EMMNA Men’s & Mixed National Champions.
Secretary & Vice Chair
Charlene has been at New Cambell Netball Club for 10 years, captain of London and South East Regional netball team for 5 years, is a UKCC Level 2 Coach and a B award umpire. Charlene has been a senior leader in education for a decade, as well as Fundraising Secretary for New Cambell for 4 years, giving her the perfect experience to bring to the Secretary role at EMMNA.
Jen has been playing ladies club netball from a very young age, moving through a number of clubs as she has progressed through County, Regional & the National Prem leagues. After returning from university, she restarted the ladies netball section at the club where her love of netball began, which now boasts a healthy membership.
Jen currently plays for New Cambell in Dagenham where she is in her fourth season. Her discovery of mixed netball happened in 2012, and since then she has played regularly in mid-week mixed netball leagues. She has also represented England in the Indoor Netball (“Nets”) Mixed World Cup three times including captaining the side in 2019.
STEPHEN GREGORY, SUPPORTED BY KATIE GREGORY
Stephen and Katie met playing mixed netball in 2016, and married the following year. Stephen previously captained Knights 2 for two years, is co-founder of Giants Netball Club (London) and plays mixed netball twice a week in North London. Katie used to play club netball and started playing socially in ladies & mixed teams in 2014. Katie was the Treasurer of the International Advertising Association (IAA) UK Chapter for 4 years, so brings a wealth of knowledge to this role.
Director of Marketing & Communications
Caroline has played mixed netball since 2012, and represented England in the Mixed Nets World Cup in 2016. Caroline represented England Ladies in the 2014 Nets World Cup, and most recently captained the ladies in the 2019 World Cup in South Africa. Working in Marketing at a Formula 1 team (previously Premier League Football team), Caroline's looking forward to using what she's learnt in elite level motorsport & football to grow the men's and mixed netball audience in the UK.
Oscar is a new addition to the world of Mixed Netball, having only starting playing last year. Within his first year of joining Warwick University’s Mixed Netball Club, Oscar became the Development Captain. During this role, Oscar has taken Warwick to EMMNA Nationals 2021 as well as organising several fixtures against universities and clubs, pushing the competitive side of Warwick Mixed Netball Club.
Lewis has played mixed netball and Nets since 2012, representing England at the 2016 Mixed Nets World Cup in New Zealand.
In 2018 Lewis co-founded Knights Men’s Netball and has been GM ever since. Netball has become a big part of Lewis’s life and the work he has done in progressing Knights from a group of mainly social mixed netballers to taking on international competition is clear testament to his commitment and passion for the game. Lewis has already been instrumental in helping and encouraging new men’s clubs to start up across the country and is looking forward to continuing this role in an official capacity.
Sophie represented the England Nets Mixed team at World Cups in South Africa (2014), Australia (2015), and New Zealand (2016). She played National Prem for Thoroughbreds, as well as coaching many of their youth and senior squads. She was also a guest selector at the first trials for Knights in April 2019.
Sophie has worked in education and school sport for over 15 years, and is currently Head of Netball at Culford School in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Alongside this, she is a UKCC Level 2 coach and is the lead coach for the Norfolk County Netball Association U11 Academy. She hopes to utilise her experience to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to be involved in netball
League & Tournament
Steve has been a passionate advocate for mixed netball since founding Playnetball.com in 2008.
Since then, he guesses he's been responsible for organising over 20,000 games of netball and countless tournaments in the UK and abroad. He still plays weekly with varying degrees of success and is looking forward to helping to grow the Mens and Mixed game in the UK through EMMNA.
Chris has a long and varied safeguarding background within schools, colleges and for independent companies. Currently holding a safeguarding role for a multi campus college in North Wales.
Chris has the philosophy of experience, equality and inclusion for all. Along side these experiences, Chris holds a degree in Dance, Performance and Teaching.
He is also a co- founder of Chester Men’s and mixed netball and has played in and around Chester mixed Leagues for the last decade!
Social Media Manager
Culture, Leadership and Player Welfare Officer
Tez has represented England in the Ladies (2013 and 2015) and Mixed (2014) Nets squads. After successive years playing and subsequently coaching at club level (UKCC L2), she went on to establish Rosslyn Park Netball Club in South West London, where she holds the Director of Netball and Head Coach positions.
Tez also holds an MSc and BSc in Sports Psychology, and is committed to leveraging theoretical and practical experience to ensure player welfare, advocate positive team culture and encourage productive leadership.
Declan co-founded Northern Titans Men’s Netball Club in 2019, and has led them ever since. In this time, they have faced VNSL, Premier League and local opposition, becoming the first Men’s team to be admitted to a female league in October 2020. This wide variety of experience has seen Declan liaising with all rungs of the umpiring ladder and he hopes to use this in his upcoming role.
Head of Performance
Rowena represented England in the Mixed Nets World Cup in 2012, and the Ladies squad in 2015, and is an active part-time netball coach for Senior and Youth players at competitive club within a Superleague franchise. As the Co-Founder & Co-Head Coach of Aces Netball Club, Rowena is looking forward to assisting and supporting the growth of men's and mixed netball in the UK, taking this side of the game to the next level.
TO BE APPOINTED
England Men's & Mixed Coaches
To express an interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.