Coach Profiles

Carlton 1

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).


Assistant Coach Mark Loveday

Mark Loveday has been involved in two world cup campaigns as a defensive netball player and has participated in numerous nationals from 1996-2016.

Mark has trained with the Northern Mystics and has had coaching involvement with Yvonne Willering and Yvette Mac Causland-Durie.  Mark is looking forward to sharing the knowledge he has gained over the years, particularly in the defensive end of the court.

Mark has also umpired netball at NZ Level from 1993-1997 and has a strong knowledge of the rules.

Ashley’s and Mark’s coaching philosophy is based on 3 core elements: integrity, development & excellence.  Their philosophy for each player is “Be honest with yourself and your team and be accountable for your actions.” They believe in creating an environment where learning is enjoyable, and creating an accepted understanding that success is based on continual improvement.


Carlton 2

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 approx. 20 years coaching experience at the Premier, School and Representative level. She is currently on the NNZ Performance Coach programme.

Julie has been involved in coaching representative teams at other centres over the years and most recently at Auckland Netball. She has coached representative teams at ANC, in the younger age group, since 2011. She is currently coaching the ANC U15/1s.

Julie is also the current Assistant Coach of the Epsom Girls Grammar Premier team and has coached various school teams over the years.
Julie is also a current member of the ANC grading committee and joined the committee in 2012.
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, time and mentoring of Carlton coaches and Carlton teams over the last 11 years at Auckland Netball Centre.

Over the years Julie has been a facilitator for NNZ training courses at Auckland Netball centre. Julie’s coachingphilosophy is to develop and upskill our netball players both on and off the court and to assist /mentor our coaches within Carlton netball club.

Assistant 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 10 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 a number of 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. 

She is looking forward to another season working with Julie and can’t wait to get into it!!


Carlton 3

Coaches  Stevee Evans (Left) & Rachael Wilcock (Right)


The highlight of Rachael’s playing career is representing her adopted country Hong Kong at the Asian Netball Championship in 2014 (qualifier for the 2015 World Cup). The coaching Rachael received while preparing and playing in a week long international tournament has provided her with valuable experience in quality training and implementing strategies and tactics for different opposition.


As a PE teacher, Rachael has coached numerous school netball teams ranging from year 6 – year 12. While living and working in Hong Kong Rachael was also the head coach for Valley Netball Club from 2013-2015.  Rachael began playing for Carlton Netball Club in 2016 in the premier 2 team but suffered a season ending injury rupturing her achilles. She is keen to continue her coaching career while she rehabilitates.


Stevee has played for Carlton Netball Club over two stints in the past 10 years, most recently in the Premier 2 team for the 2016 season.  She has learnt skills and tactics from a range of different coaches and courses in both NZ and the UK.  She has coached many teams and most recently for St Cuthbert’s Yr:9 A and believes her experience and passion for the game will benefit her players.

Rach and Stevee are looking for enthusiastic, competitive and committed players in 2017 and will strive for the team to play at Senior A level.


Carlton 4

Coach Kelda Rawlings

Kelda is back from a year off to study to coach the 4’s, where previously she coached the 4’s for two years prior.  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.  

She says about her coaching appointment for the 2017 season; ‘I am delighted to be coming back to coach the 4’s in 2017.  Carlton is such a well run club, and its members are diverse range of people whom I enjoy coaching and playing with immensely.  For me, coaching is about allowing people to work on their limitations and combine their collective strengths in a team environment where everyone has an equally important role to play.  This year for the 4’s my focus will be on the core skills and having a lot of fun together

Carlton 5

Coach Pena Katu

Pena has been coaching with Carlton for the last three years.  She has played for Carlton for the last six 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.  Although she has spent the last year in injury, this has not stopped her still coaching, managing and assisting on Committee initiatives.

Carlton Heat

Coach: Tracey Beetham

Carlton Jaguars

Coach: Carol Morrison

Manager: Jaime Jorna


Carlton Saints

Coaches: Liz Asi and Telisha Kumar