Karla Loughnan


Karla is our former Founder and Director of Netball at Centaurs (2017 to 2020). She knows the Club inside out, and is now focusing on the coaching side for our netball girls.

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.

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.