Vicky Palmer

Director & Coaching Lead

Vicky started her netball journey aged 9 first at school before her talent was recognised and club netball called. Finding her position as a Shooter she working hard to hone her skills at a number of levels in the North, eventually experiencing netball at the highest level from the age of 16 years old when she proudly represented England at U17, U19 and U21 levels. This ran alongside Vicky qualifying as a Level 2 Coach at the age of 18. She has also represented a number of renowned Netball Super League franchises in the North, Yorkshire and Manchester over a career that spanned 15 years.

In 2015 she had the privilege of being an Assistant Coach with the Yorkshire Jets, working alongside Anna Carter and Maggie Birkenshaw for a number of seasons, gaining invaluable experience. This led to Vicky taking the Lead Coaching role of the Leeds Rhinos U13 & U15 pathway academies in 2018.

After taking some time to reflect on what her next venture would be within the sport she loves Netball 4 All was born.

Kym Boothroyd

Hi, i’m Kym and my netball journey started at 11 years of age playing for my school team. I was hooked!  I progressed with brilliant coaching and support to county level and was very proud to represent Yorkshire during my teenage years.  Moving to the Harrogate District in 1993 I joined a local netball team, playing with them for 30 years and making friends for life! In that time, I was a level 1 coach, vice-captain, treasurer and mentor for the youngsters coming through. It is an honour to be able to be part of this netball journey.   Oh and I’m still playing socially!! 

Fun fact: – I trained to be a football referee

Away from netball I love spending time with my family and visiting my favourite place – The Lake District.

Chocolate or Liquorice??? – Liquorice of course!!!

Lisa Riddler


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Ruth Thompson

Hi, i’m Ruth and I have been playing and coaching netball for many many years. Having played netball at school and college, I qualified as a primary school teacher with a special interest in sport. I soon realised that I derived as much pleasure from coaching as playing, and I enjoy nothing more than seeing the progress a player makes on their netball journey- whether they are 5 years old or 50!
My passion for the sport has extended to my daughter, who has played in the Netball Performance League, at international level, and she continues to play Premier league netball. I wish that I had an ounce of her talent for playing! But her determination and success has come from early exposure to the sport and a commitment to training. Above all, she loves playing and THAT I do share!
I have a level 2 Netball Coaching qualification and have coached and umpired all age levels in this sport. My ethos is that “Netball is For All”, regardless of age and ability. The pleasure gained from playing as part of a team, the growth in confidence and skill of an individual and the undoubted benefits of health and exercise make this a fab game for all.



Hi, I’m Ellen. I first started playing netball at primary school and joined my local club which I played at for a number of years. As I got older, I continued to play for school and moved clubs so I could play at regional level. I have continued playing throughout my education and currently play for York St John University first team whilst studying primary education. 

The coaches I’ve had over the years have all positively contributed to my netball journey and shared the love that I now have for the game. These coaches inspired me to earn my Level 1 Netball Coaching Qualification and as a coach I hope I can also pass on this passion to the next generation of children. 

The thing I love most about netball is the friendship it gives you and all the memories you make. Without netball, my life would be nowhere near as fun! Having the opportunity to coach and make memories for children is a huge privilege and I cannot wait to continue my coaching journey and spread my love for the sport! 

Fun fact –  I’m a keen dancer taking part in numerous exams, dance shows and pantomimes over the years. My favourite style is tap dancing!

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