Legendary netball coach Sally McLean's memory lives on.
Not only was she a teacher, a coach, a mentor and a friend - she was a wife, a mother and a grandmother.
While battling a rare form of cancer, she coached Lake Wendouree's Ballarat Football Netball League side to five A Grade premierships - including four in a row from 2007 and a fifth in 2012.
She was also BFNL coach of the year five times and named the coach of the BFNL's best team for the first 20 years of the competition.
Today, the BFNL's A grade best and fairest medal is named in her honour.
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of McLean's death, senior sports reporter David Brehaut speaks with her husband Ray and Lake Wendouree netballer Kara Hart about the netball great's life, netball achievements and the lasting impact she left on the sport she devoted a large part of her life to.
"All the players loved her," Hart said.
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LISTEN TO EPISODE SIX BELOW
- Episode one: Footy's darkest day and the shining light that follows
- Episode two: What really happened when Smythesdale folded?
- Episode three: Legendary coach Fitzy's unforgettable journey
- Episode four: Hepburn's return from country football oblivion
- Episode five: When Ballarat lost its pride: The rise and fall of our VNL club
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