Coaching Profiles

Carlton 1

Coach: Julie Bennett

Julie Bennett has been with Carlton Netball club since 2007 and has coached our top two Premier teams for 11 years.  She has approximately 20 years coaching experience at  Premier, School and Representative level.  She is currently on the NNZ Performance Coach programme.

Julie has been involved in coaching representative teams over the years and most recently at Auckland Netball.  She coached representative teams at ANC, in the younger age group, since 2011 to 2017.  With the added recognition of being named representative coach of the year in 2017.

Julie has coached or been Assistant Coach of a variety of school teams over the years from yr 9 to Premier.

In 2016, Julie was the recipient the Phillip Hope Volunteer of the Year award at Auckland Netball Centre.

In 2017, Julie was the recipient of an Auckland Netball Centre Service award for her dedication and time to both coaching teams and mentoring of Carlton coaches over the last 11 years at Auckland Netball Centre.

Over the years Julie has also been a facilitator for NNZ training courses at Auckland Netball centre.

Julie’s coaching philosophy is to develop and arm our netball players and coaches with skills for both on and off the court.

Julie had a year off in 2018 with a back injury, and has returned to Carlton in 2019 refreshed and ready  to coach our Carlton 1 team.   We are looking forward to having Julie return to Carlton this year, Julie is an asset to the club, and brings a wealth of experience, and knowledge with her.

Carlton 2

Coach: Pip Wallace

Phillipa started her coaching career from humble beginnings coaching the lowest team in the club and has worked her way to be Assistant Coach of our Premier Two Team.

Phillipa came to Carlton 11 years ago as a player and suffered a significant injury which sparked a change in focus to coaching. Since then Phillipa has completed her community coach award and has delivered several NNZ training courses for starting out coaches.

Pips has celebrated success throughout her coaching with team Auckland Netball grade wins and club awards, but her highlights have included an unbeaten season with Team 3 in 2015, Assistant Coaching Team 2 to a grade win in 2016 and the massive learning curve of moving into coaching at Premier level.

Pip has a true passion and energy for the game, loves watching her players develop and prosper and building great teams.

Carlton 3

Coach: Kelda Rawlings


Kelda has over 10 years experience in coaching club netball in NZ with Carlton and in Scotland.

She has worked with the National Technical coaching team in Scotland, and was the assistant coach for the U17 and U19, and Scottish University team head coach during her time in Scotland.  Now however she prefers to coach at club level and enjoy the game at the grass roots level.

Assistant Coach: Ashley Davis

Ashley Davis represented NZ men’s netball from 2003-2005.  He also trained for various periods of time with the Auckland Diamonds, the Northern Force, the Canterbury Flames and the Silver Ferns from 2001 – 2006.   Ashley has been coached by some of NZ’s top coaches and this experience has enabled him to share his knowledge and skills throughout his coaching career.

Ashley has been coaching since 2002. His first exposure to premier coaching was for Ardmore Premiers in 2005 .He spent 7 years working in Scotland, where he coached Edinburgh City Division 1 team.   When Ashley returned to NZ, he coached Westlake 3 Premier 2 team. Ashley has coached North Harbour national men’s reserves  team (2013 – 2015), along with nationals mixed B grade teams (2014) and mixed national master’s teams (2014, 2015).  Ashley also coached Carlton 1s in 2017 and 2018. This will be Ashley third year with Carlton.

Carlton 4

Coach: Hannah Joseph

Hannah has a wealth of coaching experience in Club, School and representative level.  Hannah has been with Carlton for many years now and excited about a bunch of new ladies and new team.

Carlton 5

Coach: Elizabeth Asi

Elizabeth has been playing for Carlton Netball Club since 2008. For the past three years she coached a Year 5 – 6 School and Carlton Club teams at Senior D and First Grade levels. She was fortunate to have been accepted and completed the Sport Auckland Coach Evolve Programme last year. Elizabeth is looking forward to having a great season, working with keen netball players.

Carlton Panthers

Coach: Pena Katu

Pena has been coaching with Carlton for the last four years.  She has played for Carlton for the last eight years and is giving back to the Club as she is an active Club Committee member.  Her main role on the Committee is website design and maintenance.  She is passionate and loves the game, both indoor and outdoor.