Melbourne Vixens / Australian Diamonds
Goal Attack, Goal Scorer
Australian Diamonds player and longest serving current Vixens player, Tegan Phillip is a dynamic goaler, renowned for her long-range accuracy and drive into the circle.
Tegan made her debut in 2010 for the Melbourne Vixens after impressing for Victoria Fury in what is now known as the Deakin University Australian Netball League, a competition that under-pins the national pathway. Tegan’s impressive skills demonstrated large amounts of potential and she was rewarded with the Vixens Rookie of the Year award in her debut season in 2010.
After a season-ending injury to star player Sharelle McMahon in 2011, Tegan was upgraded to a starting position and since then has only improved. In 2014, Tegan was a part of the Vixen’s premiership that defeated the Queensland Firebirds and she was rewarded with the Grand Final Most Valuable Player for her remarkable game. In that same year, Tegan also made her Australian Diamonds debut and represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games where the team did superb, winning a gold medal.
Tegan continued to show off her class in the 2015 season finishing joint second in the club’s MVP award. However, Tegan missed the whole 2016 season following an ACL injury. The hard worker she is, Tegan came back stronger than ever in 2017, where she earned the player of the match award in her returning game for the Vixens. Tegan became an inspiration for her fellow teammates becoming co-vice-captain and was named as the Suncorp Super Netball goal attack of the year. The class that she proved gave her the opportunity at international level once again in the Australian Fast5 World Series team.
Tegan is the ultimate professional who continues to give everything she has for her team trying to achieve as much success possible. Away from netball Tegan has done lots of work for local communities which focuses on developing life skills in young people. Tegan has programmed activities for Berry Street foster kids, Prison Fellowship and the Baptist Camping Victoria. Tegan’s work with Kids at Risk and First Offender program with the courts has seen her develop a better understanding of those troubled and less fortunate.