Karla Loughnan


Karla attained her level 1 coaching certificate while she was at University and has enjoyed coaching many young netball teams since this time. These include; teams in local competitions, school representative teams and even teams competing at the NSW State Championship level. More recently, she has coached school teams in Singapore’s ACSIS league, her own daughter’s netball teams at ANZA as well as primary school students within school PE programmes.

She began playing netball at a very young age and finished 26 enjoyable seasons later, only retiring to become a mother. She played at the school, club and representative level in various country towns throughout New South Wales, Australia before finishing her netball career at the competitive state league level in Sydney and then Melbourne.

Karla enjoys coaching netball to all age groups. She places great importance on basic skills at all levels and gets much satisfaction from individual as well as team improvement. She blends intensity with fun and encourages humour in her sessions. Her hope is that all young netballers will love learning and playing the game well beyond their teenage years.