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Bianca Chatfield

Bianca Chatfield

Bianca Chatfield

Bianca Chatfield

Bianca was one of the youngest players ever to have debuted for

the Australian Diamonds at the age of only 18.

She made a name for herself on the court as one of the toughest

defenders in the country and was soon recognised as one of the

most respected leaders in women’s sport.

Bianca is passionate about sharing all the valuable experiences and

lessons she has learnt through being an elite athlete for the past 17

years, whether that be through netball coaching, speaking

engagements, running leadership workshops, or media commitments.

Since retiring from playing netball at an elite level in 2015, her

career has grown from strength to strength. Bianca splits her time

combining her media commitments, her passion for netball and sport

with her desire to educate and inspire young women on topics such as personal development and leadership.

Bianca, together with Victoria University Sport, has developed a Sport Development Academy through which she provides high performance netball coaching to a group of young women who share the desire of playing netball an elite level.

In 2014 Bianca founded The Ignition Project, an online leadership and personal development course for women and young girls. As an extension of this, Bianca will launch her first book this year called “Game On” which will also seek to empower women to be the best they can be.

Bianca provides special comments and sideline commentary for the ANZ Championships on Fox Sports, as well as opinion pieces for the Herald Sun newspaper and has recently taken on the role of Co-Host of the Breakfast show on EON Sports Radio.

Bianca has various corporate ambassadorships and allegiances with brands such as Chemist Warehouse, Melbourne Renegades, Victoria University Sport and Ringwood Mazda.

Career Highlights:

  • Captain of the Melbourne Vixens
  • Vice-Captain of the Australian Diamonds
  • Premiership Captain of Melbourne Vixens 2009, 2014
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist 2014, Silver Medallist 2006
  • World Championship Gold Medal -2007
  • Melbourne Phoenix Premiership Player 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005
  • Netball Victoria ‘Legend of the Game’