PAM HAZELTON - HEAD COACH Pam began coaching at Oldham Netball in 2005 under the influential wing of the previous Head Coach and Club founder Mike Greenwood . She is responsible for the day to day running of the club , organising the pathway and ensuring that all coaching is delivered to the highest of standards. Pam has since achieved a remarkable record with 12 national championships and a wealth of players selected for England over the last 10 years . Pam also is Manchester Thunder U21 Head Coach .
DEBBIE HALLAS - SENIOR CLUB COACH Starting out in the first ever junior team at Oldham, Debbie is the longest serving member of the club. Debbie moved up through the senior ranks and captained the squad from National League qualification and through five leagues of the Premier League to division one. In 2011, following the passing of legendary club coach Mike Greenwood, Debbie took the decision to retire from playing and coach the Premier League and senior squads.
Since 2012 Oldham have won the Premier League division one a record-breaking nine out of ten seasons.
Debbie also owns the UK’s leading netball retailer Netball UK and co-owns Manchester Thunder, the current Netball Superleague Champions.
SUZY CHAPMAN - SENIOR CLUB COACH Suzy has been at the club for over 30 years, first as a player and now as a coach within the senior set up alongside Debbie Hallas. Leading the North West Premier League squad. Suzy has taken the side to consecutive league titles from 2015 to current as they defend their title.
Suzy has also coached the Manchester Thunder NPL Squad U19’s & U21’s and was also the Assistant Coach for the NSL squad from 2008-2012. Suzy has previously been a tutor and assessor for level 1 & 2 coaching netball courses
JACKIE REID - HEAD JUNIOR COACH Joining the club in 2018, Jackie specialises in the age groups 7-14. Working in partnership with Pam, she oversees other coaches within the junior programme.
Working with Pam, she forms a formidable coaching and management team who have achieved 14 national junior titles and countless other tournament wins.
SUE WALKER - JUNIOR COACH Sue Walker, a former local league player, joined our club in 2012 and has volunteered as a junior coach working alongside Pam and Jackie at junior sessions. Sue leads her own teams in the younger age groups and specialises with ages 7-11. She also assists as Team Manager at other levels of the club.
CLAIRE CHRISTY - JUNIOR COACH
Joining Oldham Netball Club in 2015, Clair is now the U14, U15 and U16 assistant coach covering the regional and national league and competition.
Clair’s list of achievements includes being part of the coaching team at the junior national championships winning:
U14’s 2017, 2018 & 2019
U16’s 2019 & 2021
U16’s Runner’s Up 2018
A level two coach, Clair is also a passionate pathway coach at Manchester Thunder
U14 Head Coach 2020 to current
U17’s NPL assistant coach 2021 to current
NPL U17’s assistant coach – 2022 league winners & tournament runner’s up
Not content with coaching commitments, Clair is also in charge of content for the club’s social media platform.
DONNA HOPE - JUNIOR CLUB COACH Donna has been coaching at the club since 2012 and is a qualified level 2 coach.
She has supported Pam in developing a national championship winning team taking them from U9 to U16. They were U14 National Champions with COVID preventing them from competing at the U16 or U17 National finals. She currently coaches and manages the NW Championship 1 and 2 league squads winning the NW Championship 1 title in the 2018/2019 season. She supports Pam with the current U16 squad along with Clair and Jackie.
LEAH GILLESPIE - JUNIOR CLUB COACH Head of PE at Cardinal Langley School, Leah started her coaching journey at Oldham junior Netball club under our club founder Mike Greenwood in 2000, assisting Mike in his journey of winning national medals between 2003-2005 at junior club level.
Leah has a wealth of coaching and playing experience from grassroot to senior level, coaching at Greater Manchester County, Lancashire County player and coach, YWCA head senior coach and just recently assistant coach of the U15’s in the Manchester Thunder pathway.
Leah said: “My ultimate aim is to develop athletes and coaches to achieve their true potential. I thoroughly enjoy my coaching and it is an intrinsic part of my life that allows me the opportunity of developing and honing my coaching techniques at a variety of levels.”