Sharelle McMahon

Speakers and Legends


Date of Birth




Career Highlights and Awards

  • Induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2016
  • Commonwealth Games Delhi – Australian Flag Bearer 2010
  • Commonwealth Games Gold 1998, 2002
  • Commonwealth Games Silver 2006, 2010
  • World Championship Gold 1999, 2007, 2011
  • World Championship Silver 2003
  • ANZ Championships 2009
  • Melbourne Vixens MVP 2009, 2010


Sharelle McMahon is one of Australia’s greatest and most recognizable athletes. Following her immensely successful career as a Diamond, Sharelle is now an established media presenter and Assistant Coach for the Melbourne Vixens.

Sharelle first played netball at the age of seven and has since become one of Australia’s greatest representatives in the sport. Since debuting for Australia in the 21/U team in 1996, Sharelle has successfully captained Australia more than 100 times throughout her career. Furthermore, Sharelle’s appearances for Australia have been accompanied by great success including Gold in the World Championships in 1999, 2007 and 2011 as well as gold during the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Perhaps Sharelle’s finest international career accolade was the captaining of the Commonwealth Games side in 2010 as well as being the country’s prestigious flag-bearer.

On a national level, McMahon played for the Melbourne Phoenix for 11 seasons, winning 5 championships. She then went on to play for the Melbourne Vixens in their inaugural 2008 season and further, won the Trans-Tasman Title with them in 2009. Not only did McMahon achieve such success, she was also awarded the Vixens’ MVP for 2009 and 2010.

Following her retirement in 2013, Sharelle has always stayed involved in the netball world, making regular commentary appearances on the Channel Nine and within her multiple coaching roles.
In 2016, Sharelle was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame.

Sharelle served on the Melbourne Stars (Big Bash cricket) Board from 2011 to 2019. In 2020 Sharelle was appointed to a leadership position on the Australian Commonwealth Games team for the 2020 edition in Birmingham – Australian Team Executive.

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