Power women?s coach heads south for new role

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE PORT City Power women's team will be under a new coach in season 2006 after the departure of Danny Page to Victoria.

Page, who at just 18 would have to go down in history as one of the youngest coaches of a state level team, has accepted a fulltime role with the Dandenong Rangers program.

There is no time to waste for Page who starts his position as a participation development coach today.

Page is sad to be leaving the harbour city, but cannot wait to entrench himself in his new role.

"I am excited to be heading down to Dandenong, and to get a full-time role in basketball is great,' Page said.

'Gladstone has been great for me and I am sure to be back for a visit in the future.'

Page will be heavily involved with the strong Dandenong youth program which is regarded by many experts as one of the leading associations in Australia.

'My role is focused primarily with Dandenong's Aussie Hoops and junior development programs,' he said.

'I will be working closely with their ABA coach Paul Langford and am sure to play a role with Dandenong's elite programs.'

Page leaves Gladstone with a 4-7 win/loss record as the women's coach and there is sure to be interest in the position for next season.

Page said his greatest delight was being able to play a part in developing a number of the Power's younger players such as Paige and Sam Wharton and Nicole Just.

'I am happy with what I achieved as coach last season and to see the likes of Paige, Sam and Nicole really progress as players was fantastic,' he said.

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