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Drysdale goes public about departure from Echuca United

By Andrew Johnston


Echuca United president Ian Johnson today said his club had no comment on the departure of Lisa Drysdale as A grade netball coach – other than wishing her well in the future.

Drysdale provided the Riverine Herald with the following statement.

“For self-preservation and to retain my playing and coaching reputation and inclusiveness in the community, I have resigned from Echuca United Netball coaching,” she wrote.

“There has been a severe relationship break down at a netball level.

“With many attempts made by the general committee to repair relationships, advice and guidance was not acted on by others.

“The unjustified behaviour and unnecessary drama goes against my morals.

“I feel everyone has the right of free speech if conducted professionally, however there has been a different set of standards for some time.

“To those involved at the club and community level, I appreciate all the support that has been given during my role at EUFNC.”


ECHUCA United Football Netball Club and A grade premiership coach Lisa Drysdale have parted company just weeks after her re-appointment for the 2020 season.

It is understood Drysdale was requested to attend a meeting with the EUFNC committee on December 4.

When contacted by the Riverine Herald, Drysdale confirmed she was no longer coach and would not be at Echuca United in 2020.

The club is being contacted for comment.

More to come.