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Coaching Bio

I am a GD/GK for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in 2023 and have played for the Queensland Firebirds from 2018-2021 in the Suncorp Super Netball Competition. I have also represented Australia at various competitions over the years. I love sharing my passion for Netball! **I am currently unavailable for coaching sessions. I will reopen my bookings after the Suncorp Super Netball season finishes in August 2024. Please contact PlayBook to join my waitlist.**

Playing History: - Sunshine Coast Lightning contracted player 2022-current - Australian Diamonds Squad Member 2023 - Australia Fast5 World Series 2018 & 2022 - Queensland Firebirds contracted player 2018-2021 - Australia U21 World Youth Cup 2017 - Queensland Firebirds training partner 2017 - Australian Netball League, Queensland Fusion 2016/2017 - U17 and U19 Australian Squads 2015/2016/2017 - QLD U17 & U19 Teams (Captain both years) 2015 & 2017 I have absolutely loved playing in the Suncorp Super Netball competition for the last 6 years. I have also really enjoyed getting out into the community to teach our next generation a variety of netball skills - both on and off the court. I love watching players grow in confidence as they learn new skills, and most of all, have fun!


  • GD/GK/WD Specialist
  • Footwork
  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Ball Skills
  • Attacking Movements
  • Defence Structures/Set ups


  • QLD Working with Children Check expiry 13/08/2025
  • Netball Australia Foundation Coach awarded 27/06/2016

Coaching Locations

  • Sunshine Coast Netball Association, 108 Fishermans Road, Kuluin, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4558, AU
  • Caloundra District Netball Association, 31 North Street, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4551, AU
  • Brisbane Netball Association, 470 Rode Road, Chermside, Brisbane, QLD 4032, AU
  • Downey Park Netball Association, Windsor, Brisbane, QLD 4030, AU
  • Nirimba Sports Complex, Sports Drive, Nirimba, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4551, AU
  • Pine Rivers Netball Association, 119 Francis Road, Lawnton, Moreton Bay Region, QLD 4501, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $120

One-on-One Coaching 90 MINS $170

Small Group up to 2 athletes 60 MINS $120

Small Group up to 4 athletes 60 MINS $170

Small Group up to 4 athletes 90 MINS $220

Team up to 12 athletes 60 MINS $220

Team up to 12 athletes 90 MINS $300

Team up to 12 athletes 90 MINS $325

Team up to 12 athletes 120 MINS $300

Online Mentoring up to 2 athletes 30 MINS $50

Online Mentoring up to 12 athletes 30 MINS $100

Online Mentoring up to 12 athletes 90 MINS $325


Alexandra - 07-04-2024

My daughter has done a few one on one session with Tara and absolutely love them. She raves about the sessions for days after. Tara is great at teaching defense and attacking skill, and is honestly so lovely to the kids! Highly recommend booking one/one or a group session with her

Ayda-Belle - 16-03-2024

Awesome session!! My daughter enjoyed every minute of it! Very knowledgeable, asked questions, gave great feed back & tips to help better my daughters defence! Definitely will be booking another session soon! Thanks Tara!

Michele - 15-03-2024

I had the pleasure of attending a coaching session led by Tara Hinchcliffe, and I must say it was nothing short of exceptional. Tara's expertise, coupled with her engaging teaching style, made the session both informative and enjoyable for everyone involved. From start to finish, Tara captivated the attention of the girls, who were thoroughly engaged and eager to learn. She effortlessly conveyed valuable lessons and strategies, leaving a lasting impact on each participant. Tara's ability to connect with the twins and impart knowledge in a clear and concise manner is truly commendable. The girls not only learned new skills but also gained valuable insights that they can apply both on and off the field. Overall, I highly recommend Tara Hinchcliffe as a coach. Her passion, knowledge, and dedication to her craft shine through in every session, making her an invaluable asset to any team or individual seeking to improve their skills and performance.

Louise - 08-02-2024

Tara was awes

Jill - 04-02-2024

Both of my netball loving daughters have enjoyed several sessions with Tara over the past month. Tara is not only knowledgeable and obviously an amazing player, but she is also an ours outstanding coach. My girls have learned so much from her and are keen to learn more in future sessions with Tara.