Vice Captain of the Melbourne Vixens, Em Mannix has become one of the leagues most feared defenders.

Emily Mannix, a St Leondard's local, made her Vixens debut in 2015, and impressed despite having limited opportunities.

Learning from two of the best defenders in the business, Bianca Chatfield and Geva Mentor, Mannix’s time, patience and learning abilities prepared her to make an impact out on court.

Rewarded for her outstanding season, Mannix finished runner-up in the 2017 Sharelle McMahon Medal, and made her Samsung Australian Diamonds debut.

Mannix and her Vixens partner in defence, Jo Weston, are no strangers, playing much of their state underage netball together. In a demonstration of the pair's connection on court, the two also performed like a well oiled machine in the defensive circle for Australia in the international test series.

Her constant perseverance and hard work paid off in 2019 where she received the 2019 Sharelle McMahon Medal as the Vixens MVP.

Mannix is set to take another step in 2020, named as the Vixens Vice Captain for the upcoming season.

Individual Awards and Achievements:

  • 2015 Melbourne Vixens debut
  • 2016 Melbourne Vixens Coaches Award
  • 2017 Melbourne Vixens MVP Runners-Up
  • 2017 Samsung Australian Diamonds debut
  • 2018 Melbourne Vixens Coaches Award
  • 2019 Sharelle McMahon Medallist
  • 2019 Player of the Finals

Personal Info

Vixen Club no.
Geelong, VIC
Junior Club
Drysdale Football Netball Club
National League Career Games
Test Caps (AUS)
2019 Games
2019 Intercepts
Club History
Melbourne Vixens: 2015 - Current

Fun Facts

  • I started playing aged six. I did a lot of different sports so gave netball a go.
  • Sharelle McMahon is my favourite netballer of all-time.
  • I have two dogs (Max and Poppy) and four chickens.
  • I support North Melbourne in the AFL.
  • When I was a kid, I wanted to be a vet.
  • My favourite dish to cook at home is tacos. I could eat them every day.
  • My hobbies include bush camping, fishing with dad and anything to do with the beach.
  • The best piece of advice I've ever received is to be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.