The Academy would like to congratulate Digital Realty Netball Squad Head Coach Heather Smith on being named as the Elite Travel Community Citizen of the Year nominee for February.

Heather has been with the Academy from the very start. She was a manager in 2004 and an assistant coach from 2005 to 2010 before becoming Head Coach in 2011.

Heather has been described as being very encouraging and caring a great deal about all of her athletes.

She is the GWS Fury Club High Performance Manager and still finds the time to work with the Academy to develop young athletes.

With 16 years of dedication to the Academy, Heather is very deserving of being recognised as a nominee for the Elite Travel Community Citizen of the Year award!