Gabby Coffey, 23, was raised in Alice Springs and is a proud Wiradjuri woman. She played all her junior netball for NT. While representing Northern Territory at the National Championships she caught the eye of Netball scouts and was offered a scholarship to Caulfield Grammar School.
It was 2017 when she moved to Melbourne in the hope of furthering her netball career. The following year she won the national title with the Victorian U19s team, which saw her earn call-ups to the Victorian Fury Australian National League (ANL) squad and Vixens Academy in 2019.
In 2020 she was selected into the Aus 21 and under team, however covid saw the cancellation of that year’s World Cup. 2021-2023 has seen the 186cm defender cement her spot as a Vixens training partner. Given her relatively young training age and opportunities at the elite level, Gabby’s potential is endless. She can play GK and GD, and her ability to read the play make her a dangerous defender. She’s balanced and agile and can cover moving and holding shooters.
Off the court, Coffey is studying a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University and hopes to eventually work as a teacher focusing on First Nations education.