Junior Coaches

Caroline Dawson
Junior Participation Lead

U14 and U16 Coach

Caroline is a UKCC Level 2 Coach and has many years of experience coaching at Harrogate Phoenix Netball Club. More specifically in the past couple of years Caroline coached the U14 team and Seniors (2018-19) and U12 team (2019-20). As our Junior Participation Lead Caroline will be Coaching all age groups and specifically the U14’s on game day.

About Caroline:

Netball has been my favourite sport for many years, I’ve been playing for 45 years and coaching for about 20 of those 45.

I used to play and coach in York but since moving to Harrogate I’ve been at Harrogate Phoenix Netball Club.

My highlight over the last couple of years has been attending the netball world cup semi finals and finals in Liverpool.

In my spare time I do have another job as a project manager and I like to go for long walks with my 2 Labradors.


Natalie Mooney
U16 Coach

Natalie is a UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach, C Award Umpire and is a PE Teacher at Rossett School. In the past two years Natalie has coached the U10’s (2018-19) and this year has coached the U14’s. Natalie will be coaching the U16’s this season.

About Natalie:

Netball has always been an important part of my life since school and I have been lucky to be a part of Harrogate Phoenix Netball Club for the last 8 years.

The season 19/20 will always to be special for me as our team won the HDNL Division 1 league and I was also able to captain our team to promotion in the NYNAL league.

I love every element of netball from the game, fitness, skill level, tactics and most importantly teamwork. I have coached all age groups during my 12 years as a teacher and I look forward to the new challenge of the U16s at Harrogate Phoenix Netball Club.



Alex Pearson
U14 and U16 Coach

Alex is is a UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach and is a PE Teacher at Rossett School. In the past two years Alex has coached the U14’s teams. Alex will be coaching the U16’s and assisting with the U14’s.

About Alex:

This is my 3rd season playing Netball, it was my favourite sport at school and when I started teaching in Harrogate I joined Harrogate Phoenix Netball Club.

In the past two years I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming involved within the Junior section and coaching. This past season I have been lucky enough to also Captain one of the Senior Teams so I understand all aspects to Netball while also co-ordinating the social scene.

I love being active and watching sports – I too was lucky enough to go watch some of the Netball World Cup in Liverpool.

I thoroughly look forward to the change in age groups and can’t wait to get the season started with the U16’s.