Scotland’s Strathclyde Sirens announce new head coach ahead of Netball Superleague 2019/20 season

Lesley MacDonald playing in the Netball World Cup in 2015 (PA Images)
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Lesley MacDonald has been named the new head coach of Scotland’s Strathclyde Sirens Vitality netball team.

The 34-year-old takes over from New Zealand coach and player Gail Parata. MacDonald is set to bring extensive experience as Scotland’s most capped player with 132 international appearances. 

Claire Maxwell has been appointed assistant head coach. She recently received her 100th international cap during the Netball World Cup.

MacDonald said: “I am extremely honoured and grateful. I have big shoes to fill but I am looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

“I cannot wait for our first home game and to have our amazing supporters behind our new Strathclyde Sirens.”

MacDonald has racked up over nine years of high-performance coaching experience. She was also an assistant coach at the Netball World Cup alongside Parata.

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