Jill McIntosh joins Celtic Dragons, replacing Dannii Titmuss Morris as Head Coach. McIntosh is a former Australian Diamonds player, Captain, and Coach, who was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2020 for her contribution to netball.
McIntosh held the Head Coach role with the Australian Diamonds from 1995 to 2003, leading them to two gold medals at the Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two World Championships in 1995 and 1999. McIntosh led several unbeaten campaigns with the Diamonds, racking up a 94% win ratio.
Prior to coaching the Australian national side, McIntosh held Head Coach positions at the Western Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport, as well as coaching the Australian under 21 side.
McIntosh has continued to support the development of coaches around the world as part of coaching committees and advisory panels, most recently completing three terms as World Netball Coaching Advisory Panel (CAP) Chair.
McIntosh has worked with a number of different teams since coaching Australia, including Central Pulse in the ANZ from 2007-2008; Singapore from 2009-2011; and Jamaica where she worked as Technical Director and Head Coach and for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.
Mcintosh will work with Natalie Peperell, who will continue in her Assistant Coach role for the Franchise, and Denise Ellis who will join the Franchise in a Technical Coaching role. Ellis is currently working with Gibraltar Netball as part of their coaching team, and is a former Welsh Feathers Head Coach, leading the side at the World Cup in 2007. Ellis brings a wealth of experience, having previously worked with Team Bath in the NSL competition, England age group and National Academy squads. Sara Moore will also work with the Franchise as a Technical Coach.