NSW native Julie Fitzgerald has been coaching at the elite level of netball for 20 years. From 1997 to 2011, she was the Head Coach of the Swifts and in that time the team only missed out on one finals appearance. Following that, she became Head Coach of the AIS Netball Squad, and was Assistant Coach for the Australian Diamonds in 2012.
In 2014, Julie went across to New Zealand to coach Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic for three years, then made her way back home in 2017 to lead the newly created GIANTS Netball in the first year of Suncorp Super Netball.
Under her leadership, GIANTS Netball fought their way to the 2017 Grand Final, and 2018 Finals Series.
Games coached: 318
2017 – present GIANTS Netball Head Coach
2014 – 2016 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Head Coach
2012 – 2013 Australian Institute of Sport Netball Squad Head Coach
2008 – 2011 NSW Swifts Head Coach
1997 – 2007 Sydney Swifts Head Coach
1994 – 1996 Sydney Cenovis
2012 Australian Diamonds Assistant Coach
2008 trans-Tasman Netball League Premier (NSW Swifts)
4 x National Netball League titles (2001, 2004, 2006-07, Sydney Swifts)
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