Firebirds coach Jencke calls time

Roselee Jencke has called time as coach of the Queensland Firebirds.
Roselee Jencke has called time as coach of the Queensland Firebirds.

Queensland Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke has stepped down after 11 years with the Super Netball club.

With the second highest total of national league games as coach, Jencke's 11-year tenure included three premierships, five grand-final appearances and an undefeated season in 2011.

Jencke made the decision following the conclusion of the Firebirds' Super Netball campaign, saying the time was right for change.

After a slow start the Firebirds had a rousing finish to come fifth in the regular season.

"Finishing the season with strong momentum has positioned this group well for the future, so it's the right time for the team to start their next chapter," Jencke said.

"I'm very proud of everything we have achieved over the last 11 years - there have been challenging times however, there have been many more moments of joy and success, and I want to thank everyone in the club and our wonderful fans for their support over the years."

The Firebirds have commenced the recruitment process for a new coach for the 2021 season and beyond.

Australian Associated Press