Gillian is the youngest of three daughters. She comes from a netball family; her mum and two older sisters played netball. Gillian spent Saturday mornings, and many a night, watching her mum and sisters playing netball and she longed to be old enough to play too.When Gillian was in grade five, she finally got her opportunity and made a stunning debut—her team won the grand final! It was the start of a wonderful netball career.
Gillian first played in the city for an under 16’s representative team. From here she was selected as a defender for the Victorian under 16’s and her elite netball journey began. She played in many great teams along the way, including the Australian under 21’s. However, one of Gillian’s fondest netball memories is playing in a team with her mum and sisters called, MKs, or mums and kids.
Gillian is now a well respected coach and coach educator, both nationally and internationally, as well as co-author of the children's book series Netball Dreamz and a netball coaching DVD series called NetSkills.