From crowd favourite to captain of the Australian Diamonds, Liz Watson's ascension to the top of the sport has been as swift as it has been enjoyable.
Liz Watson made her professional netball debut in 2014 for the Melbourne Vixens, a team where she continues to play to this day
Liz made an immediate impact for the Vixens being named as their Rookie of the Year in her debut season and was a part of their 2014 premiership defeating the Queensland Firebirds.
As a centre and wing attack, Liz is a creative player who is renowned for her outstanding running efforts.
Named in the Australia squad the same year she debuted for the Vixens, Liz’s rise was swift however she had to wait until 2016 to make her first appearance on the court in a game against England.
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.
Throughout the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons Liz has been very consistent leading the entire competition for goal assists and feeds.
Liz has been rewarded for her spectacular seasons with the Suncorp Super Netball Wing Attack of the year (2020) and the Sharelle McMahon Medal in 2018, awarded to the most valuable player of the year for the Melbourne Vixens.
In 2019, Liz was a member of Australia’s silver medal team in the World Cup. In 2020, Liz continued her outstanding form and was acknowledged by her peers, as she was named Co-Captain of the Melbourne Vixens whilst also taking out the 2020 SSN Premiership.
While Liz spent 2021 on the sidelines of the Super Netball Competition through injury, she was named the 25th captain of the Australian Diamonds in September 2021.
Tasked with leading her country to success at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Liz was an inspirational captain as the Diamonds clinched Gold in an entertaining final against Jamaica.
Similarly, 2023 saw Liz and the Diamonds dominate the World Cup series in South Africa, where they brought home another gold medal in the final against England.
In 2023, Liz also released two new books, ‘Netball Newbie’ and ‘Let’s Party’, which have been both been hugely successful children’s books.
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.