Welcome to southcoastblaze

Alex McNeil

U23s Trainee Coach


  • 2023 – 2024 IMB South Coast Blaze, Trainee Coach U23s
  • 2022 IMB South Coast Blaze, TIP Coach
  • 2022 – 2023 U11s Talent Development Squad Coach, Illawarra District Netball Association
  • 2021 Illawarra Academy of Sport, Assistant Coach
  • 2022 – 2018 Netball NSW Development Officer
  • 2022 – 2018 Illawarra District Netball Association, Club Coach
  • 2022 – 2018 NETFIT Netball Coach

About Alex

Home Association: Illawarra District Netball Association
Junior Association: Coffs Harbour Netball Association
Years coaching: 4

Why you love being part of the South Coast Blaze
Coming from a regional area, I am so excited to be a part of the pathway for netball athletes to the elite level. Equalising opportunities typically only found in the metropolitan setting.

Your advice for younger athletes who would like to play for the Blaze / representative netball one day?
Work hard, nail the basics and do it because you love the game. Doubt killed more dreams than failure ever could!

Fun Facts

What do you enjoy doing when not coaching netball?
When I’m not coaching netball I’m usually spending time with friends, grabbing coffee or checking out a new beach or walking track along our beautiful coastline.

Your favourite sporting hero and why
I absolutely love Briony Akle (Coach of the NSW Swifts). I have loved watching her blossom as an elite coach and respect the values and culture she has created amongst her playing and working group.
Meet the U23s