Coaching and Player Development

Our coaches are the lifeblood of our club and Northvale is proud of its commitment to providing high quality coaches for our teams. All our coaches are either accredited or working towards their coaching accreditation with the support of the club. Many of our coaches have years of experience coaching netball, both at domestic and representative level. We have a dedicated Coaches Coordinator who plays a leadership role in communicating with and supporting all coaches within the club. All coaches must be 15 years or over to coach, or under 15 year olds may take on an assistant coach role with the support of a senior/adult coach. All coaches are required to hold a successfully completed and valid Working with Children Check.

As part of Netball Victoria initiatives, all teams must have a team manager or equivalent and we encourage coaches to appoint a team manager for their team at the start of each season. Their role is to help the coach on game day by arranging a scoring roster, collecting the score sheet before each game, hand out notices and provide any other general support to the coach. We encourage parents or open players to volunteer for this role to support our coaches and their teams throughout the season.


Representative Coaches
Currently coaching at representative level are Northvale coaches and/or players Teresa Kos, Hayley Poulton and Grace DiPetta (Waverley); Melissa Gill  (Gippsland Storm).

If you are interested in becoming a coach at Northvale, please email us at

  Autumn 2024 Coaches

Introducing our coaches for Autumn 2024:

No. Team Coaches
1 9U Hummingbirds Carmen Timms & Hannah Sims
2 9U Ducks Caitlin Ferdinands & David Scott 
3 11U Thunderbirds Lauren Bennett
4 11U Budgies Saranne McLean
5 13U Swifts Teresa Kos
6 13U Red Robins Chelsea Oliver
7 13U Doves Shaania Daniel
8 15U Magpies Mel Gill
9 15U Finches Carly Hewett & Louise Wale
10 15U Kingfishers Danielle Tsetsos
11 15U Sparrows Kylie Warren
12 17U Lyrebirds Jo Hewett
13 Open Swans Jo Hewett
14 Open SPs Sandra Gunther
15 Open Blackbirds Mel Gill
16 Open Firebirds Tiffany Roberts
17 Open Hawks (Monday Night) Mel Gill

Coaching Resources

A number of resources have been purchased and are available for all our coaches to review. Coaches can contact the Coaches Co-Ordinator for more information and assistance.


Life Members

Presentations, Achievements & Awards




Policies & Procedures


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