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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

Online Mentoring up to 2 athletes 30 MINS $80

Online Mentoring up to 10 athletes 45 MINS $100


Renae - 28-06-2021

Laura was amazing. My daughter was nervous and Laura made her feel comfortable right from the start. She has given Kirra some great netball tips. It was such a wonderful experience.

Michelle - 11-06-2021

Laura was amazing! She gave the girls a great coaching session and my daughter had the most wonderful birthday experience. Laura was warm, friendly & provided a fun & engaging coaching experience. My daughter can’t wait to use her new skills in her next game. Thank you for providing such an amazing opportunity. We are grateful for the experience for our daughter to train with her favourite player she aspires to be like!

Ali - 14-05-2021

Was an honour for my daughter to have one on one training with Laura. Not only was she a wealth of information but such a passionate athlete. Definitely provided all the right tools to enhance her abilities. Thanks playbook for this opportunity and look forward to having another training session with Laura soon.

Kirsten - 16-04-2021

My daughter Ella had an amazing session today with Laura what an absolutely delightful girl Laura is ! She was so welcoming and a wonderful Coach.. we will be back a great birthday surprise .

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!

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