Melbourne Vixens / Australian Diamonds
Centre, Wing Attack
An Aussie favourite for the Australian Diamonds, Liz Watson’s ascension to the top of the sport has been as swift as it has been enjoyable.
Liz made her professional netball debut in 2014 for the Melbourne Vixens, a team where she continues to play to this very day. A late call up to the team, Liz made an immediate impact for the Vixens being named as their Rookie of the Year in her debut season and a part of their 2014 premiership where they defeated the Queensland Firebirds. As a centre and wing attack Liz is a creative player who is renowned for her outstanding running efforts.
Liz’s rise has been extremely quick since her Vixens debut, being selected in the Australian squad that same year, however, had to wait until her first appearance on the court until 2016 when they played England. Since making her debut, Liz has become a regular for the Diamonds and remains in the current Australian squad as an instrumental player.
In 2017, after the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball competition Liz was the recipient of the Young Star Award, an honour given to the most impressive netballer under the age of 23. Liz, in both the 2017 and 2018, season was very consistent leading the entire competition for goal assists and feeds. Liz’s effort has been rewarded for her spectacular seasons with the Suncorp Super Netball Wing Attack of the year and the Sharelle McMahon Medal, awarded to the most valuable player of the year for the Melbourne Vixens. In 2019, Liz was a part of Australia’s silver medal in the World Cup as they just fell short in the final.
The co-vice-captain for the Vixens, has had a terrific start to her career and is striving for more individual and team success in the near future at both domestic and international level.
Away from the court, Liz is very passionate about working with young people and as a result, is currently completing a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching. Liz has also become a very popular brand ambassador representing companies amongst various sectors including; education, netball products, sporting retail, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and the motor vehicle industry.