Joyce Brown OAM

Joyce Brown was coach of the world champion Australian netball team. She has had a long history of involvement in sport.

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She captained the Australian team which won the first World Championship in 1963, then coached Australia to the World Titles in 1975, 1983 and 1991. She has extensive hands-on knowledge of the individual, the team, and planning winning strategies.

Joyce went to school at University High School, Melbourne and is a physical education graduate from the University of Melbourne. She was a teacher for twelve years. She is married and has four children.

Joyce played for Victoria from 1958-62 and was captain and wing attack for the first world netball championship in 1963. She coached Victoria from 1974-78 and Australia from 1975-83 and 1990-94. Joyce was also Netball Director of Coaching from 1980-83. Joyce is a member of the Sports Hall of Fame for coaching (1989).

She is often a radio commentator on sporting issues on ABC radio. She has served as a board member for the Australian Institute of Sport. The Confederation of Australian Sport, and the Olympic Park Board of Management and as a Director in private business. She is a public speaker in the corporate, education and sports areas on management, teamwork, leadership, communication and the human value and is a lecturer at Deakin University for the Applied Science Degree - Sports Coaching and Management.

At present, Joyce is a consultant coach to the South Africa Netball Association; and is Head Coach of Melbourne Phoenix in the National Netball League.