January marks an exciting time for Caboolture Touch Association as Karley Banks comes being employed as their coach.
Karley Banks’ 35 years of experience involves coaching at both National and International levels. Accompanying her coaching experiences she holds qualifications including a Bachelor of Secondary Education majoring in English and Physical Education, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Fitness Training. She is also an Austouch Course Presenter and Trainer.
Her coaching profile at an International level includes being head coach for the Australian 20s Mixed, Australian 18 Boys and Australian Men’s 35s teams. Nationally, she coached for the NRL National Touch League Premiership, Elite Eights NSW Rebels, NSW Mavericks and Qld Spirit. She was also Assistant Coach for the Newcastle Knights men’s team and worked with many other Queensland and New South Wales mixed teams.
Some career highlights for Karley are representing Queensland in Touch Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cricket and Indoor Cricket. She is Australia’s most capped youth coach and was the first female to coach Premier League in Sydney and Brisbane. Karley was an Inferno Sports Ambassador from 2014-2021 and Directed KBs Tippy Tap Extras 2014-2021.
“Caboolture Touch Association are extremely thrilled to welcome one of this country’s highest profile coaches, she is considered the best at developing athletes at all ages. What an absolutely fantastic start to the 2021 season after a trying 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic.” Says Herb Kerr, President of the Caboolture Touch Association.
Herb Kerr, also commented “That Karley’s role at the club is all about participation and performance pathways. It’s about getting people into the sport and teaching them the skills to continue in the sport for longer and perhaps began elites. Karley will be massive for our sport in the Caboolture area!”