Noeline Taurua

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Noeline Taurua

Noeline Taurua is a former New Zealand international netball representative, who played in the Silver Ferns team that won a silver medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.[1] She is current head coach of the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the National Netball League. Prior to her appointment, she coached the Southern Steel in the ANZ Championship.


During her career, Taurua held assistant coaching positions for the Silver Ferns and head coaching positions for Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic.

In 2011, Taurua acted as unofficial assistant coach to the Silver Ferns alongside Ruth Aitken[2]

In 2012, Taurua accepted an official position as Silver Ferns assistant coach after being offered the role several times.[3] Taurua coached the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic to their first ANZ Championship title.[4]

In 2013, Taurua decided to finish her coaching duties for the Silver Ferns after performing in the role for 1.5 seasons for family reasons [5] and from Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic after spending 11 years at the franchise.[6] Taurua's replacement at Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic will be the former Swifts coach Julie Fitzgerald.[7]

After the dissolution of the ANZ Championship at the end of July 2016, the Sunshine Coast Lightning announced the signing of Taurua heading into the 2017 of the National Netball League.