Welcome to the Ultimate Netball Club

9th September 2020

We are delighted to announce our team of Saracens Mavericks Pathway Coaches & Team Managers for the forthcoming 2020-21 season.

Heading up this team is our Pathway Head Coach Sachel Grant who said 'Working with this fantastic team of high calibre coaches will enable Saracens Mavericks to further ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for every athlete within the East Region and surrounding areas whilst supporting and underpinning the England National Academy Programme'

'We are honoured that the majority of our staff from last season wanted to return and we have further enhanced the team with some new coaches who couldn't wait to get involved and join the Mavericks Family'

Joining the Pathway team of coaches are Katy Costin who teaches at Berkhamsted School. Katy will join Tricia Kilczynski our Under 19s Head Coach and Lisa Manning our Under 19s Assitant Coach in their coaching team. We also have Vicky Sweeting (nee Diss) a past player for Mavericks who is Head of Netball at Great Baddow School joined by Louisa Hone who represented our Under 21s as a player last season who both will be coaching our U15 Development Squad.

Within our Futures Academies with have Tracey Stimson (Royston Netball Club) and Rhiannon Chapman (Head of Girls PE, Akeley Wood School) joining us in Bedford. Ayesha Maynard (Elthorne & Twyford Netball Club) will support our coaches in Harrow.

New for 2020-21 we now have our ASPIRE Academy which will be headed up by our honorary Mavericks co-founder and previous Head Coach legend Maggie Jackson MBE with Sachel Grant and they will be joined by Julia Kay (Swan Netball Club), Karyn Sansom & Jo Stevens.

ASPIRE is an Academy to further develop older players who were almost selected for our Under 19s or Under 21s. They will benefit from additional coaching and support and this preparation which will assist them in the future. Previously we have had numerous successes in a development squad who have then progressed to the England Roses & Futures Academy.

Our Pathway Trial applications will open on Monday 14th September so make sure you keep an eye out on our social media for the announcement. Our club is a truly special place to be whether player, coach, staff or volunteer so make sure you join us!




Under 21 Head Coach - Sachel Grant

Under 21 Assistant Coach - Kendra Slawinski OBE

Under 21 Assistant Coach - Lesley Tischler

Under 21 Team Manager - Emily Drackford


Under 19 Head Coach - Tricia Kilczynski

Under 19 Assitant Coach - Lisa Manning

Under 19 Assistant Coach - Katy Costin

Under 19 Team Manager - Tina Irvine


Under 17 Head Coach - Sachel Grant

Under 17 Assistant Coach - Joy Porter

Under 17 Team Managers - Sam Castle & Jennine Loader


Under 15 Head Coach - Becky Trippick

Under 15 Assistant Coach - Karyn Sansom

Under 15 Development Head Coach - Vicky Sweeting

Under 15 Development Assistant Coach - Louisa Hone

Under 15 Team Managers - Emily Drackford & Jennine Loader


Basildon Futures Academy - Gemma Cosentino & Becky Trippick

Bedford Futures Academy - Karyn Sansom, Tracey Stimson and Rhiannon Chapman

Harrow Futures Academy - Camilla Buchanan, Violet Corbin and Ayesha Maynard

Henley Futures Academy - Tricia Kilczynski, Maria D'Amaro and Jennine Loader

St Albans Futures Academy - Jo Stevens and Charly Hardy

Thetford Futures Academy - Gemma Ashton & Sue Collin

Aspire Academy - Maggie Jackson MBE, Sachel Grant, Julia, Kay, Karyn Sansom, and Jo Stevens