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Vale Carol Bingham - a true netballing legend

The Bendigo Football Netball League extends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of BFNL Hall of Fame inductee, Carol Bingham.

A wonderful person who has made such a significant contribution to our League and netball in general over many years and is duly recognised as a BFNL Hall of Fame inductee.

Boasting one of the most impressive coaching records in BFNL history, Carol Bingham coached an incredible 598 games for Kangaroo Flat, retiring at the end of 2009 after 11 years.

She coached 33 teams in her tenure at the Roos, winning a colossal 72% of the games that she coached, a figure that most coaches can only dream of.  Carol began coaching the A and B grade teams and later added C grade and 17/U, coaching as many as three grades on the same day.  

Carol coached nine premierships.  She coached in six A Grade finals winning four premierships in 2001, 2003, 2004 and retiring after her last one in 2009.  She coached in ten other grand finals winning a further five premierships in A Reserve, B Grade and underage.

While coaching at the Roos, Carol also spent time developing and mentoring many other coaches at the club, thus ensuring the club would be left in good hands upon her retirement.  In fact, the A grade went on to win a further premiership in 2010.

Carol also contributed to the successful BFNL representative program, coaching the BFNL Open Netball Team on six occasions.

As well as coaching, Carol also contributed to the league by being part of the BFL Netball Committee.  She held the position of registrar for two years, was a representative team selector on numerous occasions and assisted in conducting the BFNL netball tournament even after her retirement.  To this day, Carol still sits on the netball tribunal panel.

Carol was made a life member of the Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club in 2009 and the Kangaroo Flat A Grade Best and Fairest award is named the Bingham Medal.

With such an imposing record, Carol is a very worthy Hall of Fame inductee.

 

Carol will be sadly missed.

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a Private Service will be held on TUESDAY (September 28) at 11am.

To view the live stream, the family warmly invite you to please go to:
www.mulqueen.com.au/livestream

 

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