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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 45 MINS $200

Team up to 12 athletes 60 MINS $250

Team up to 20 athletes 60 MINS $300

Team up to 20 athletes 120 MINS $600

Online Mentoring up to 2 athletes 30 MINS $80

Online Mentoring up to 10 athletes 45 MINS $100


Rebecca - 11-09-2022

From the point of contact, meeting my twins, and coaching them, Laura was quick to make contact, adaptable, easy to deal with. She was engaging with the girls, challenged them and shared her huge amount of knowledge in a very caring way

Stephanie - 06-09-2022

Laura was so lovely to the girls and in all of her communications. She was super friendly, interested and explained everything so well. I could not recommend her enough. Thank you Laura.

Christine - 21-02-2022

My daughter Zahra had a session booked with coach Laura Scherian this afternoon. Laura was a delight to watch. She was so encouraging and supportive but also taught Zahra some good fundamental skills which she needed. All in all it was well worth it and Zahra just thinks Laura is the best person in the whole world and wants to be just like her on the netball court. Thank you, Laura.

Cathryn - 11-02-2022

WOW! From the moment our daughter met Laura she made her feel comfortable and created the perfect training session to suit her. The smile never left her face for the 45 mins. She was motivating and encouraging, warm and friendly, she really knew how to connect.

Darren - 28-01-2022

Myla loved her session with Laura. She was very nervous but had a great time. Learnt lots of drills and techniques she can take home and practice. Laura is very approachable and makes anyone feel at ease.

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