Caitlin Thwaites


A crucial member of the Vixens’ 2009 premiership team, the combination between Thwaites and Sharelle McMahon guided the Vixens throughout the season.

Beginning her netball career playing for the Melbourne Kestrels in 2002, the goaler from Bendigo has had a remarkable netball career, including winning three club MVPs and claiming a gold medal at both the Commonwealth Games and Netball World Cup for Australia.

The strong goaler is versatile in the goal circle, playing a holding role as well as being able to shoot from the edges of the circle. Thwaites announced her retirement from international netball following the 2019 Constellation Cup after 55 appearances with the Australian Diamonds.

Thwaites has been a strong target under the post for Vixens in 2019 and is sure to shoot up a storm in 2020!

Netball achievements:

  • 2009 ANZ Championship winner (Vixens)
  • 2011 Central Pulse MVP
  • 2012 Diamonds debut
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist
  • 2015 Diamonds' World Cup winning squad
  • 2015 NSW Swifts MVP
  • 2017 Magpies Netball Best and Fairest
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist
  • 2018 Magpies Netball Best and Fairest
  • 2019 World Cup Silver Medal

Personal Info

Vixen Club no.
Bendigo, Vic
Junior Club
Girton Grammar school Bendigo
National League Career Games
Test Caps (AUS)
2019 Games
2019 Goals
Occupation/Area of Study
Netball Participation Coordinator / Studies Psychology
Previous Clubs
Melbourne Kestrels: 2002, 2004-07, Melbourne Vixens: 2008-10, Central Pulse: 2011-13, NSW Swifts: 2014-16, Collingwood Magpies: 2017-18, Melbourne Vixens: 2019-Current