2020 Netball Program 

The 2020 Netball Program commenced in December 2019 with an Induction for over 50 Netballer’s. Following the success of last years program we have again divided the program into the Dare to Develop a Diamond (DDAD) Program and a Development Program.

The DDAD will provide development for potential Netball Victoria Eastern Talent Academy athletes transitioning into the 15/U age group. The focus will be on developing the athlete’s potential for selection into the next level of pathway development, Netball Victoria Eastern Talent Academy, which feeds into the State Team.

The Development program will deliver a shorter program to enhance the skills of athletes with the view for these athletes to be eligible for the DDAD program the following year.

Training Dates/Times

DDAD Sessions  –  10.30am-1.00pm

7 Coaching sessions  

  • Feb 2nd Sale GRSC (2nd Fitness test 9am start for this session)
  • Feb 16th Korumburra
  • March 1st Churchill
  • March 15th Drouin
  • April 19th Traralgon (GSA Tournament 10.30 -3.00pm)
  • May 3rd Traralgon (3rd Fitness Test 9am start for this session)
  • May 17th Traralgon

5 Gym Training sessions – 5:30pm-6:30pm 


  • Feb 4th Yallourn TAFEGippsland /Sale Gippsland Grammar /Leongatha
  • Feb 25th Yallourn TAFEGippsland /Sale Gippsland Grammar /Leongatha
  • Mar 17th Yallourn TAFEGippsland /Sale Gippsland Grammar /Leongatha
  • April 7th Yallourn TAFEGippsland /Sale Gippsland Grammar/Leongatha
  • April 28th Yallourn TAFEGippsland /Sale Gippsland Grammar/Leongatha



Development Sessions – 1:30pm to 3:00pm

6 Coaching sessions  

  • Feb 2nd Sale GRSC
  • Feb 16th Korumburra
  • March 1st Churchill
  • April 19th Traralgon (GSA Tournament 10.30 -3.00pm)
  • May 3rd Traralgon
  • May 17th Traralgon


Churchill: Northways Rd & McDonald Way, Churchill

Sale: 116 Cobains Rd, Sale

Korumburra: Elizabeth St, Korumburra

Moe/Newborough: Old Sale Road & Southwell Ave, Newborough

Traralgon – Garibaldi St (TBC)

S & C Locations:

Sale – Gippsland Grammar  – (in the stadium) Princes Hway Sale

GSA Office – Yallourn TAFE Gippsland, Monash Rd Newborough

Leongatha – Leongatha Primary School (in the gym) 1 Nerrena Rd Leongatha

Support Staff

  • Judi Buhagiar (Head Coach)
  • Jae Schuback & Jo Ballinger (Assistant Coaches)
  • Felicity DiToro (Umpire Coach)
  • Tom Wheeler (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Lauren Nicholls (Hex Health – Nutrition)
  • Melissa Weinberg (Psychology)

Advisory Panel

  • Judi Buhagiar (Head Coach)
  • Anita Pistrin (GSA E.O)
  • Sandra Timmer-Arends (GSA Board Rep)
Congratulations to the 2020 Athletes
Diamond  Development
Grace Berryman Ella Coulter
Tayla Cann Annalese Eastlake
Charlotte Cartmel Alyssa Edwards
Isla Cousins Leila Gaunt
Brydie Cunningham Ashlin Guymer
Indiana De Dios Jayde Hall
Sofie Herman
Tayli Dimarco Hannah Hodge
Ashleigh Forehan Addison Howe
Felicity Fox Kirra Jones
Makayla Geary Ayla Lafferty
Chelsea Gibson Jorja Landels
Molly Heber Jessica MacGregor
Georgie Hrehoresen Isabella Mackie
Maya Huther Ashlyn Matheson
Reagan Joyce Scarlette McDonald
Lily Kerrison-Male Sienna McFarlane
Kaylah Komen Ava Melbourne
Kaitlyn Koppen Lily Coco Mewett
Millie Lamb Madison Pendrick
Siena Lane Chloe Scott
Brielle Malady Bonnie Sharp
Isla McCarthy Imogen Smith
Matilda Pendergast Emily Sutton
Brooke Perrett Maecy Wade
Chloe Rees Jemma Warren
Millicent Riseley
Katelyn Robinson
Chantelle Stokkel
Ella Thompson
Ella Warde
Brianna Ware
Sophie Williams
Molly Young