Keeley Devery has been named the Head of Netball for Wide World of Sports.
Ms Devery joins the Nine Network after 20 years at Fox Sports. During that time she accumulated extensive experience in producing studio and outside sports broadcasts, and for the past five years has been the supervising producer for netball on Fox Sports, overseeing production of the ANZ Championship.
At the same time she has also been the senior producer for rugby, producing Super Rugby, Test matches and the last World Cup broadcasts.
Before that, Devery played international netball for 10 years, including 69 Test appearances for Australia, for which she has been recognised with membership of the NSW Hall of Champions and the Netball Australia Hall of Fame, and given the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
Tom Malone Nine’s Director of Sport said: “Keeley’s love of netball and passion for sports broadcasting makes her the perfect choice for this role. She’ll bring great knowledge of the game and expertise in production to Wide World of Sports.”
Keeley Devery said: “I am extremely excited about joining Wide World of Sports and being involved in netball’s new era. Netball is a sport I am very passionate about and I know the Nine Network is passionate about sport too.”
Kate Palmer, Chief Executive of Netball Australia, said: “Congratulations to Nine on an outstanding appointment. Keeley will deliver the wow factor to our new national league. Her knowledge and passion for the game and strong broadcast experience position her perfectly to launch netball into a new era for women’s sport. We can’t wait to get started.”
Devery will be responsible for the Nine Network’s massive netball slate, including the newly structured national competition, the Quad Series, Constellation Cup and the supercharged Fast5 series. She will begin her role next month.