Netball Tasmania is pleased to announce the following people

have been inducted into the Tasmanian Netball Hall of Fame.

Joshua Bowring 

Induction Year: 2019 

Josh began his Netball umpiring career as a teenager, quickly climbing the ranks having earned his C Badge accreditation in 2004 and reaching International Umpire Accreditation by 2009. 

Having commenced his umpiring with local Netball before moving on to State League, the early 2000’s saw Josh umpire at many National Championships before being awarded matches in the Australian Netball League in the 2008 season. Performing strongly, Josh was quickly elevated to National League matches by 2009 where he continued to be a regular fixture through until 2018 and more recently in the New Zealand National League. 

Josh reached the pinnacle of National League officiating when he was awarded the National League Grand Final in 2016, and holding this position through to 2018, and then officiating the New Zealand National League Grand Final in 2019. 

From 2010 Josh also began accumulating International opportunities where over the coming years he would officiate World Youth Championships, International Tests Series, World Championships and Commonwealth Games. In 2017, Josh was recognised by Netball Australia as the International Umpire of the Year. 

Jon Fletcher 

Induction Year: 2019 

Jon began coaching in the early 1990’s whilst still representing Tasmania at Men’s National Netball Championships. 

Jon quickly progressed through the coaching ranks and was a very successful coach at state level with Cripps Netball Club. In the mid 1990’s, Jon left Tasmanian to take on a position as Apprentice Coach position at the AIS, before moving into a Director of Coaching position in the Northern Territory. 

In the following years, Jon would establish himself as a career coach and one of the best in the country, working in various state and institute coaching positions in NT, ACT, WA and NSW. During this time, Jon would earn his High-Performance Coach accreditation as well as a Diploma in Sports Coaching. Whilst in WA Jon would make his first coaching appearance in the National Netball League as an Assistant with the Perth Orioles. 

A move to NSW would see Jon become the first ever male to coach in the National Netball League coaching the Hunter Jaegers in the early 2000’s, before winning back to back National Championships with the NSW 21&U team. In recent times, Jon has returned to Tasmania where he has recently coached at ANL level with the Tassie Spirit and the inaugural Tasmanian Magpies program. 

Marjorie Kerslake 

Induction Year: 2019

Still active in Tasmanian Netball today, Marj is perhaps one of the most recognisable figures in all of Tasmanian Netball, having served in a variety of roles over many years. 

Marj made a name for herself as an umpire, obtaining her All Australian Badge accreditation in 1976 and officiating at many National Championships as well as in previous iterations of the National League, known today as Suncorp Super Netball. Marj has also served as an umpire coach and mentor at both State and National level, being selected to umpire appointment panels for National Championships and International events. 

Marj has also been active in coaching circles in Tasmania having achieved her Advanced Coach accreditation, and coaching State and TIS teams as well actively coaching within the Devon Netball Association. Marj also served as President and Board Member of Netball Tasmania, as well as serving as a Director of the All Australia Netball Association for eight years. 

Marj is a life member of the Southern Tasmanian Netball Association, Devon Netball Association, and Tasmanian Netball Association, and is the recipient of an AANA Service Award, an Australian Sports Medal, and is recognised on the Tasmanian Women’s Honour Roll. 

Jenny Tatlow 

Induction Year: 2019 

Jenny commenced her Netball career in Burnie as both a coach and an umpire before becoming a coach of Tasmanian State teams, a role she held for many years. 

Jenny experienced success as a State coach coaching Tasmanian teams to top four finishes at National Championships but is perhaps best known for her contributions through umpiring. Jenny continued to coach whilst also umpiring and working her way up to the attainment of her All Australia Badge accreditation. 

Perhaps Jenny’s greatest contribution comes from her work in the umpiring space where she worked with National officials to review the interpretation of the ‘stepping’ rule, successfully arguing the implementation of changes to the interpretation to that still in place today, and making for a quicker and more free flowing style of play.