At the Hills Netball Academy, we pride ourselves on our quaility coaching staff.

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Nicole Brooke


Nicole has been loving the game of netball since her mother used to take her along to her games pretty much from the day she was born. As soon as Nicole was old enough to join a team she was registered and that is now almost 40 years ago! 

Her early years were played with the Hills District Association and at 11 she was selected into the Representative Team.

After a move in address, Nicole moved to the Blacktown Association and this is where she played the remainder of her Junior Reps and was one of the youngest players to play Open A Grade at Club level at the age of 15 years.

During High School, Nicole was selected to represent at Zone, Regional and State Championships. She was also a coach and willing umpire of the Junior teams during her school years.

Umpiring for her Clubs was a weekly occurrence and Nicole achieved her National C Badge in only a few short months at the age of 18 years old.

Nicole's passion for coaching was also discovered in these early years where she would assist any coach that would want to take her on.

Nicole moved to the Baulkham Hills Association when she was 19 where she continued to play Open A Grade for the next 25 years, as well coach and umpire multiple teams.

Nicole has kept all of her foundational and development coaching accreditations up to date and has attended many other refresher courses over the years.

Nicole has previously held the role of Coaching Coordinator with a large Hills District Club and is currently the President, going into her 7th year.

Leesa Angles



Elise Bond

Development Program Coach and Summer Academy Coach

Elise Bond has been passionate about netball since she began playing as a young girl. Representing her local netball clubs in the A grade division since she was in under 9s, Elise showcased her talent by representing BHSNA in their Representative team from under 12s-15s. Throughout her time at school, she representing MSB in their first team beginning in year 7 through to her graduating year, the teams winning the Broken bay Championship each year and either winning or placing as runners up in the NSWCCC competitions. Elise's skills and talent were recognised when selected as a Syndey Netball Academy Player and being selected to represent NSW at the National Championships for Indoor Netball where her team were premiers.  In 2017 Elise represented Kuringai Netball Association in their Metro League Division 1 team before moving to St George Netball Association, playing in Division 1 and this year has been named Vice-Captain of the team. 

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Alicia Marcer

Development Program Coach and Summer Academy Coach

Alicia Marcer has a love for the game of netball since she began playing at a young age.

Alicia represented her local club, playing in A grade her entire life. She has had much success in a strong, competitive competition at BHSNA with her team coming Runners up in the 21A division in 2017, and following with a premiership win in 2018 in the Open A4 division. She is now currently playing in the A3 competition at BHSNA. 

Alicia is a passionate and hands-on coach, with experience spanning over five years, with one of her teams' names premiers in their division. Alicia has taken her coaching skills to graduate high school, MSB, where she coached two representative school teams. Alicia led both teams to be named premiers of their respective competitions.

Alicia is motivated and passionate, her knowledge of the game is shared with those she coaches and she knows how to get the most out of her players. 

Tania Campanale

Holiday Clinic Coach


Bethany Wade

Development Program Assistant Coach

Bethany has been playing netball from a young age and has represented her local club in A grade several times. Bethany has represented her school, Castle Hills High School, at netball carnivals since year 7 in both the under 15s team and Open team, currently the youngest player in the opens team. 

Judo has been Bethany's focus sport since she was 8. She has competed at state, national and international level achieving regular success and was coached by elite coaches.

A serious injury in 2018 left her sidelined from netball and judo for the most part of the year but she took the court again for the final game of the netball season. The 2019 season see Bethany step away from high level judo competitions to focus on netball. She is currently the 13A assistant coach at her local club and the HNA Development Program Assistant Coach. She is truly enjoying bringing her knowledge of netball to the talent girls as well as the coaching style she is learnt from multiple sports over the years. Her passion for netball is seen constantly especially when coaching netball. 

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Isabella Hine

Holiday Clinic Coach

Isabella has been involved in the game of netball since the age of 9, a later start than most girls. Starting in the modified level of U9’s Isabella quickly moved her way through B grade in U10’s to reach A grade in U11’s. After many set backs and being told she was never good enough, Isabella persisted and finally made the U14’s TDP side and has played at a representative level since. Throughout school life Isabella has participated in several levels of netball, competing and school, regional and state levels in several occasions. At the age of 12, the opportunity for umpiring arose and Isabella took hold of this opportunity with open arms, working hard at her umpiring to reach her National C badge and now wishes to continue to move up the ranks as an aspiring umpire. At 17 years old, Isabella brings quality and relevant experience to coaching as she may be young, but has viewed the game from several perspectives, as a player umpire and coach. She is an enthusiastic coach who works closely with her players and likes to treat them all as equals and acquires a positive environment regardless their level. Her coaching career has consisted of several holidays clinics as well as premiership A grade netball teams and assistant coaching several other netball teams, as she learns from her fellow coaches and the players themselves.

All coaches hold a valid Working with Children's Check