VON BERTOUCH Natalie < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 16 Dec 1982 in Adelaide, AUS
Height1.75 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation Dietitian
Languages English
Higher education Human Movement Studies
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started at the age of nine at the Esta Contax netball club.
Why this sport? Her sister, Laura, played.
Club / Team Adelaide Thunderbirds: Adelaide, SA, AUS
Name of coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson
Coach from which country? Australia
Coach from what year? 2008
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Centre
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Australia
Tournament Test Series
Location Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Nat (Athlete, 21 Feb 2006)
Hobbies Shopping. (Athlete, 21 Feb 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement In her debut playing for Australia, against New Zealand, and winning the series. (Athlete, Mar 2006)
Most influential person in career Her family. (Athlete, Mar 2006)
Hero / Idol David Beckham.
(thunderbirds.anz-championship.com, 09 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours 2005 Team of the Year and 2005 Player of the year with the Thunderbirds. (Athlete 03/06)

She has represented her state [South Australia] for four years and made her first Australian Talent Identification Squad at the age of 14. Played in the Australian under 21 team and made the open squad in 2002. (Netball Australia 14/02/02) She was part of the Adelaide Thunderbirds' 2005 Team of the Year and she was named the Adelaide Advertiser Player of the Year. (Athlete 21/02/06)
Famous relatives Her sister Laura also plays for the Adelaide Thunderbirds and for the Australian National Team. (Netball Australia, 14 Feb 2002)