15 Dec 2019
International netball former representative player and head coach of the Silver Ferns Noeline Taurua was a member of the Silver Ferns from 1993 to 1999. During that time, she won a silver medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and a bronze medal at the 1995 Netball World Championships in Birmingham. She was named the 11th Silver Ferns coach last year and has since transformed the Silver Ferns.
Noeline completed her 2019 World Cup campaign in Liverpool while juggling the dual roles of coaching the Silver Ferns and Sunshine Coast Lightning during 2018-19. She played goal attack in the 1995 World Cup and 1998 Commonwealth Games for the Silver Ferns before moving into coaching due to a knee injury. She took over the Southern Steel in 2015, claiming the former Trans-Tasman Netball League Minor Premiership in her first campaign with an unbeaten record in the regular season. With a Masters of Science in performance coaching, Noeline also made her mark in Australia from 2017 and lead the new team Sunshine Coast Lightning to back-to-back premierships while finishing runners-up in 2019.
Noeline and her family live in Pukehina, near Tauranga. She is a mother of five and has three grandchildren.