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Coaches’ Corner: Noraida Abdul Malik




Nike Marlins' Coach Noraida Abdul Malik was also the former Team Singapore netball captain until she retired in 1999. (Photo: Netball Singapore)

There are big fish in a small pond, and then there are the Nike Marlins. Coached by Noraida Abdul Malik, the team has become a team to be reckoned with and appear to be almost invincible for the Netball Super League 2011 season.
 
The Marlins, as of the eighth round of the Netball Super League, have won seven out of eight matches and the only match that they lost was only by a one-point margin. And part of the team’s success has to be attributed to their coach. 
 
Noraida knows a thing or two about netball form her own days in the court. She was,afterall the Singapore’s most capped netballer when she retired in 1999, having represented Singapore in a number of international competitions, including two Asian Netball Championships in 1990 and 1993 and three World Championships in 1991, 1995 and her swansong in 1999.
 
Beginning her coaching career ten years ago with the Singapore National Under-19 team, Noraida has gone on to coach one of the most formidable forces in the League. But she remains modest though, and when asked about whether they would meet with another upset as the league continues she said, “The ball is round, so anything can happen. So I hope the team will continue to play to their best.”
 
Though the Marlins are perched at the top of the table she insisted that there was not much difference between her team and the others.
 
“We have team spirit and the ability to give more than 100% to every game,” she said.
 
“Our team is a mix of youth and experience and it has been wonderful working with all of them.”
 
As there are still more matches to go, the coach is looking to draw the best out of her players in the remaining games. But for this to happen, she knows that they have to be in tiptop condition, physically and mentally fit, because if one does not have the required stamina for the rigours of a netball game, having all the ball skills and court strategies would be pointless.
 
Also, as she help her players grow and to realise their full potential, she has applied some of the lessons she learnt from her own days on the court such as the reading of the game and what it takes to win matches. Most importantly, she has been urging her players on, teaching them how positive thinking can do wonders for their confidence and match performance. She also realises that greatness cannot be achieved without hard work and perseverance.
 
While the Marlins could very well finish as champions, Noraida wants them to know that they can take nothing for granted and wants her players to push each other on and always be at their best.