Collingwood netball’s head coach Nicole Richardson has accepted a contract extension that will see her head up the program until the end of 2023.
Richardson joined the Pies in 2019 as an assistant coach before taking the reins as head coach in November 2020.
Richardson said she’s excited to oversee the program for another two seasons.
“I look forward to building on the foundations that have been laid,” Richardson said.
“I see the extension as recognition for the program more than anything else. We reset this year and built connections within the team that have so much potential. It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to continue what we have started.”
Collingwood’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Anderson said Richardson’s contract extension is a worthy reflection of her standing and offers stability and certainty for the future.
“We’re thrilled to have ‘Richo’ remain on board with us for another two seasons.
“As a club, we’ve loved what she’s been able to create within the program and we look forward to what she can bring in the future.
“Across her three years at the club she has built strong relationships with members of the program and is highly regarded across the club.
“With Richo’s clear vision, we’re confident the program will continue to develop under her leadership.”
Collingwood’s General Manager of Women’s Sport Jane Woodlands-Thompson is also excited to see Richardson continue to lead the program.
“Richo has a great connection with all in the netball and wider club programs. She has the ability to both challenge and inspire the athletes,” Woodlands-Thompson said.
“Throughout her time at the club she has brought a competitiveness and an exciting brand of netball to the Collingwood stripes and we are all looking forward to what more she can bring.
“The program has stability and a solid foundation with Richo as their leader for the next two seasons.”
Collingwood’s 2021 Super Netball campaign drew to a close last Tuesday night.