Assistant Coach

Eloise Southby was a shooter known for her accuracy, strength and great decision-making under pressure.

Making her Australian Diamonds debut at 21 in 1998, Southby was crucial in Australia’s 2002 Commonwealth Games victory.

Teaming-up with Sharelle McMahon for most of her career, the duo formed a formidable combination for both the Melbourne Phoenix and Australian Diamonds.

With the Phoenix, Southby claimed five Premierships, and was named team MVP four times throughout her career.

Her on-court leadership was recognised, with Southby leading the team as Co-Captain from 1999 – 2001 and 2003 – 2005 before a recurring ankle injury forced her to retire.

Playing History:

  • Melbourne Phoenix 1997 – 2007
  • Australian Diamonds 1998, 2000 – 2003, 2005

Awards and Accolades:

  • 1997 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 1998 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 1999 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 1999 – 2001, 2003 – 2005 Melbourne Phoenix Co-Captain
  • 2000 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2001 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 2002 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games gold
  • 2003 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2005 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2005 Melbourne Phoenix MVP

Personal Info

DOB
6/7/1976
Playing Positions
GS, GA
Australian Tests
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