Clarke Cats’ head coach

Katie Clarke

Top-flight long-term defender Katie Clarke has been appointed as Macedon Football Netball Club’s head netball coach for the next three years. 

Clarke has a stack of individual and team awards among her credentials, and began coaching over two decades ago. 

For quite some years she has been renowned as one of the outstanding defenders in the Riddell League. 

The chance to coach the Cats arose with Ciara Stewart leaving after a lengthy period in charge. Stewart was recently appointed Lancefield’s head coach for next season. 

Congratulations have flooded in following the Cats’ announcement of Clarke’s appointment. 

The club stated her experience and dynamic personality aligns perfectly with the direction is keen to take in 2024. 

Macedon Junior Football Netball Club is looking to have teams in all junior grades of netball next season. 

The club is overwhelmed in the level of support shown for U11, U13, U15 and 17s teams next season. 

At the senior Cats’ recent presentation night, Clarke won the Climas Medal for the best A-grade netballer in 2023, with ace goalshooter Chloe Williams runner-up. Clarke also received the coaches award. 

In B-grade, the Sylvia Christensen Medal went to Georgia Fearn, with Ash Coxhell runner-up. 

Allira Egan was the best, and recipient of the coaches award, in C-grade. Joint runners-up were Tanayah Chamra, Nellie Wilson, and Amy Ilic. 

The top player in the Under 19s was Abby Lambert,with Beth Barry runner-up. 

Macedon fielded a women’s football team for the first time, and the dynamic Lilli Collins won the best and fairest (Collins Medal). 

Ash Knight and Chek Stevens were joint runners-up, with Sarah Miles taking out the coaches award.