Sportstar

Premiership coach, now coach of the year

By Vivienne Duck

Gina Pearson has won the Sportstar Coach of the Year award.

Gina, who was in charge of the Echuca Football and Netball Club’s netball program in 2018, oversaw four sides reach the grand final and coached the under-17 and A grade sides to GVL premierships.

Echuca’s A grade side went into the grand final as the underdog, before stunning an undefeated Shepparton side in the grand final.

Pearson’s success in the 2018 season with the club will see her remain as coach of the A grade side in 2019, head of the netball program, and the 2018 coach of the year.