There’s no denying Joyce cares for kids, but it’s her love and guidance that has set up thousands of young netballers to succeed both on and off the court.
Joyce started Semaphore Centrals Netball Club 50 years ago and is still running the club and creating a welcoming space for people from their home courts on the peninsula.
She is committed to creating a family around the club and showing love to enable young people to motivate themselves to succeed. Always willing to lend a hand and go that extra mile for people, Joyce started coaching netball at 20 years old and is now 84.
She has had her share of court time over the years, “I played with the grandmothers, coached the mothers and now I’m coaching their daughters and granddaughters, and that time has gone so quickly”. When asked what keeps her going, she said it is about the people she helps along the way,