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Coaching Bio

I currently play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning as a Centre and Wing Attack. With over 25 years of playing experience and 10 years coaching netball, I have a lot of knowledge to pass on to future generations wanting to improve their basic skills and develop their own individual game.

I had an early start to netball, I began playing at just 4 years of age, which sparked a love for the game that continues today. Over the past three years with the Lightning I have had the privilege of being coached by Noeline Taurua and Kylee Byrne. I feel not only my ability on court has improved, but also my coaching aptitude has been enriched. Previously, I have played for the Queensland Firebirds and captained the Queensland Fusion in the Australian Netball League. I was also a scholarship holder for three years at the Australian Institute of Sport, as well as being a member of the gold-medal winning Australian team at the 2009 World Youth Cup. More recently, I have been part of the Sunshine Coast Lighting in the Suncorp Super Netball we were crowned champions in 2016/1018 and runners up in 2019. In 2018 I was selected to play in the Australia Fast 5 team. This year I had the honour of being selected in the Australian Diamonds and becoming Diamond #178 whilst participating in the Constellation Cup. I have 12 years of experience coaching a variety of age groups and ability levels. In this time I have coached in schools, associations, clubs, net set go sessions, as well as, specialist coaching and personally run clinics. I am thrilled to coach athletes of variable age, ability and skill levels. I have a strong focus on basic skills, position specific agility and conditioning, court craft and developing the individual talent an athlete possesses. Coaching is something I find extremely rewarding as I especially love seeing the development of players skills, confidence and most importantly their enjoyment and passion for the game I love.


  • General netball skills
  • specialist WA/C
  • Netball and positional specific agility


  • QLD Working with Children Check - Expiry 25/05/2023

Coaching Locations

  • Sunshine Coast Netball Association 5 Fishermans Rd, Kuluin, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4558, Australia

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $120

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $150

One-on-One Coaching 90 MINS $200

Small Group up to 6 athletes 60 MINS $200

Team up to 12 athletes 60 MINS $250

Online Mentoring up to 2 athletes 30 MINS $80

Online Mentoring up to 10 athletes 45 MINS $100


Matt - 03-06-2020

My young athlete describes Laura as warm and fun, but challenging and motivational. At the end of the session, she immediately spent an hour madly writing down all of the new skills she didn't want to forget on the way home. The only problem is that she will want to apply 'everything' Laura taught her at her very first game back. Amazing value with an Australian Diamond!

Anne - 19-11-2019

This was Chloe's 6th training session with Laura. Chloe has learnt so much having the one on one sessions from her ball skills, foot work, timing and also her confidence on and of the court. Laura always comes prepared and always makes the training sessions fun. Would highly recommend Playbook Coach

Annie - 27-08-2019

Millie absolutely loved her time with Laura. Laura was so warm and friendly and immediately put Millie at ease. They covered many skills and drills which Millie was easily able to take back to the court. Also, Laura covered some extra tips and training skills which can be done at home alone. Thank you Laura, we're looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Jody - 10-07-2019

My daughter recently had a one on one session with Laura and loved it! Laura was so friendly and has such an easy manner when teaching new drills. My daughter was at ease from start to finish. She is a wealth of knowledge and we can't wait to book another session in.

Anne - 04-07-2019

This was my daughter Chloe's 3rd session with Laura. Laura has always came very well planned for all of Chloe's session and Chloe has learnt so many new skills and ways to improve her current skills. This is such a great opportunity for anyone, especially for the younger kids that have a lot of these athletes as their role models and to be able to train with them one on one is such a awesome experience. Well done Playbook Coach.

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