Further off-court power for Team Jets
VIEWED as an invaluable aide by Jersey Women during their victorious 2015 Island Games football campaign, sports performance coach Jimmy Kelly is now targeting further success with another of our leading squads.
As part of a backroom adjustment this summer, Kelly has joined Team Jets' ranks to help steer them through life back in England Netball's Premier League 3. His appointment comes alongside new coaching roles for captain Lauren Devine and vice-captain Jacy Brown, while the club have also taken a new Island charity, Beresford Street Kitchen, under their wing.
'It’s an absolute honour for me to be working with Team Jets,' said Kelly, who also worked with England's U18 footballers earlier this year.
'It is one of the premier sports brands on the Island, and as a father myself I think it’s important that we have positive female role models here.'
Explaining his role off the court, Kelly said: 'We find that technical, tactical and physical aspects of sport are quite well understood, but the psychological aspect is often left to chance. My job is to not leave those aspects to chance and to put a framework in place for the girls to use so they can be at or near their best on a consistent basis.'
Team Jets open their account for 2017/18 at Fort Regent on Sunday, against Loughborough-based TFC.
Full story in Friday's JEP, followed by match preview on Saturday.