2019 Team: Liz Watson

Liz Watson

Player Number 33
Date of Birth 30/03/1994
Hometown Carlton, Victoria
Height 178cm
Positions C, WA
Junior Club Park Panthers Central Lynx Netball Club
Samsung Australian Diamonds Test Caps 22
National Netball League Seasons 5

Liz Watson has cemented herself as one of the best netballers in the country.

Having a standout season after moving to Wing Attack from her usual Centre position in 2017, Watson led the entire competition for goal assists and feeds.

Making a rapid rise since being a late call-up to the team in 2014, Watson has gone from strength to strength since making her debut.

Winning a premiership in her first season of elite netball, Watson now knows what it takes to claim the elusive premiership and has the drive for more.

To date Watson has played 12 tests for Australia, including a standout international series in 2017, and claimed the Sharelle McMahon Medal – the Melbourne Vixens MVP Award.

Individual Awards and Achievements:

  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens debut
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens Premiership
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens Rookie of the Year
  • 2016 Australian Diamonds debut
  • 2017 Melbourne Vixens Co-Vice-Captain
  • 2017 rebel Rookie of the Year
  • 2017 Sharelle McMahon Medallist
  • 2017 Suncorp Super Netball WA of the Year
  • 2018 Sharelle McMahon Medallist

At what age, and how did you become involved in netball? I started playing netball aged 12 at a Primary School sports competition.

What is your pre-game ritual? Go for a walk to my local coffee shop and then go and walk around the park.

Who is your favourite netball player of all-time, and why? Julie Corletto – She was such a tough player, mentally and physically.

What is your greatest achievement? Making the 2018 Commonwealth Games team.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher.

How do you spend your time off the court? Spend in outdoors, preferably at the beach.

What is your favourite dish to cook at home? Chicken stir fry.

Favourite Disney movie? The Lion King, of course!

AFL Team: Essendon Football Club.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Make the most of every opportunity.