Wilma Shakespear was the director of Queensland Academy of Sport and has recently retired as the director of the English Institute of Sport. Before overseeing the delivery of support to elite athletes, Wilma played and coached for the Australian netball team. In fact, Wilma was the world's first professional coach of an elite netball programme, and at 26 she was the youngest national coach ever appointed by Australia.
Margaret Caldow, BEM, was a player in the Australian netball team for 10 years and was the captain for 8 years. She played in three winning World Championship teams. She has been involved with netball coaching since 1980. Her various coaching roles have included coach at the Australian Institute of Sport, specialist shooting coach of the Australian National team, head coach of the Victorian Institute of Sport and head coach of the Melbourne Kestrels. From 2004 to 2008 Margaret was employed by England Netball as the national head coach. During this time she led England to a bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games and a fourth-place finish at the 2007 World Championships, and on the new world rankings that commenced in January 2008, she took England to a third-place world ranking. In 1988, Caldow was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
In 2005, Sport Australia Hall of Fame honoured both Margaret and Wilma as members of the 1963 Australian netball team for winning the first world netball championships in England.show more