Mainland Tactix coach quits after horrendous start to netball's ANZ Championship

Mainland Tactix netball coach Sue Hawkins has quit her position effective immediately, after the side's poor start to the new ANZ Championship.

Hawkins' departure comes in the wake of the 90-41 loss to the Southern Steel in Christchurch last week. 

The Tactix boast the worst record in the competition this season, having lost all five of their opening matches, the only side without a win.

"Moving forward as a professional coach, there is a time when you have to step aside in the interest of the team," Hawkins said.

"I have enjoyed my time with the Tactix and wish them all the best for the rest of the season."

Assistant coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek will take over the role for the rest of the season.

Sue Hawkins
Sue Hawkins Source: Photosport