One of Australia’s most recognised sportswomen, Sharelle McMahon appeals to a range of audiences and is an enthralling and motivating speaker. First playing netball at the age of seven in a team coached by her mother, Sharelle debuted in the Australian Under-21 team in 1996 against Jamaica following a run of spectacular performances in the Victorian Under-21 team and has gone on to play for and captain Australia more than 100 times. A three-time Commonwealth Games medallist and a five-time Commonwealth Bank Trophy winner, Sharelle not only captained the Australian Netball team in her fourth Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 but was the Australian flag bearer as well.
Sharelle played for the Melbourne Phoenix for 11 seasons (four as captain), and played and captained the Melbourne Vixens since their inaugural season in 2008. Sharelle led the Vixens to their first ever ANZ Championship over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2009 and this exciting championship win was topped off with an MVP award and the Vixens best and fairest award.
Announcing her retirement in August 2013 Sharelle is now a regular on the netball commentary circuit for the Nine Network.