Professional sport is a tough world to be in at any level. The demands on athletes are enormous – historically, being a mother and a professional sports person was rare. Now, inspirational athletes such as Rebecca Bulley, Renae Ingles and new mums Gretel Bueta and Kim Ravaillion are returning to netball. Balancing both an elite athletic career with motherhood has become the norm but what about coaching?
For many of us, the balance between motherhood and work is never easy. With crazy schedules, after school activities, clingy toddlers, sleep deprivation, and a household to manage it’s hard to give one hundred percent focus to a career, but professional coaching adds an extra complication to an already full plate.