National senior netball coach Connie Francis could quit her job


Connie Francis, the national senior netball coach, revealed yesterday that the low pay she receives from NJ is another significant factor in her decision to leave the role after earlier this week indicating that she could do so due to the psychological strain of the job.

Francis led the Sunshine Girls to a historic silver medal at the recently finished Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Francis presently makes $25,000 per week as the head coach of the Sunshine Girls team after signing a four-year contract with NJ at the end of 2019.

In contrast, club coaches in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball League receive an average annual remuneration of J$22.9 million, or US$150.000. The typical netball coach pay in the UK is £33,150 per year, or J$6.1 million. Francis said it is really challenging for her to function with that compensation owing to the spike in costs around the world.