Philip returns to nurture grassroots

January 21, 2021 BY

Tegan Philip, in her Melbourne Vixens days, will return home to pass on her knowledge to the next generation. Photo: MELBOURNE VIXENS INSTAGRAM

RECENTLY-RETIRED Melbourne Vixen Tegan Philip will return to where it all began at Anglesea Football Netball Club this year.

Philip, who ended her Suncorp Super Netball career on a high with a premiership, will run three or four training sessions with under-15 and under-17 netballers at her home club throughout 2021.

Philip is excited to give back to the club that gave her so much and felt that age-group was such an important stage in young girls developing their game as well as deciding how serious they want to take their netball.

“It’s the ages where if they’re pursuing netball then they want to develop their skills a bit more. It’s an age-group I feel I can be an asset to and help them develop, but also provide them with an understanding of the benefits of not only the playing side of netball but what it can do in terms of development and helping them in general life,” Philip said.

“I’m really excited to help out down there.”

Retirement is sitting comfortably with the 32-year-old. Philip recently finished her teaching degree and will do some relief teaching throughout the year while applying herself in a wellbeing and development role at Netball Victoria is something she is hoping to continue.

As for the toils of pre-season, she is quite happy to watch on from afar.

“I’m quite happy, the girls started pre-season the other day and I just thought ‘no thank you’, I’m pretty happy with my decision,” Philip laughed.

The Bellarine Football Netball League returns to competition in the first week of April.