Australian Diamonds and Melbourne Vixens
Goal Defence / Goal Keeper
Jo Weston is widely considered a leader in the Australian netball scene and the nations best goal defender. Best regarded for her uncompromising defensive edge, Weston emerged onto the national stage through her role in Australia’s 2013 U/21 World Youth Championship side.
At the age of 21, Jo successfully made her debut in the Diamonds team during the Constellation Cup. This came as a result of a dominant display in the formerly known ANZ Championship where Weston displayed immense skill as a GK and GD. She is currently playing an influential role in the hear of the Melbourne Vixens defence where in 2014 she achieved the greatest success in winning the ANZ Championship title.
Weston has built a reputation of hard uncompromising defender with quick closing speed and a love for intercepts and in 2017 was named Melbourne Vixens Player of the Finals shutting down the best attackers in the game. Weston was also named in the team of the year as Goal Defence as a reward for her dominant performances. As a regular member of the Australian Diamonds team Weston helped her team to a silver medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. In 2019, Weston continued to play a large role in the Diamonds team earning a silver medal for her contribution, just being beaten by the New Zealand Silver Ferns in the final.
Weston is looking to continue her dominance in the sport and hopes to achieve team success with the Vixens in the upcoming 2020 season. Weston is also the vice president of the Australia Netball Players’ Association representing her peers and their interests, she also sits on the Board of Melbourne university Sport. Away from the court, Weston’s interests are wide and varied including environmental causes, her puppy Billy and her beloved Essendon FC, whilst also managing to fit in part-time work as a Financial Analyst at Deloitte.