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

Where did you grow up?

What was your Junior Club?
Drysdale Football Netball Club

What was your original VNL/State League Club?
City West Falcons

What's the best thing about playing for the Melbourne Vixens?
The amazing people involved

What is your greatest achievement on or off the court?
Winning a chin up contest when I was about ten years old

How old were you when you started playing Netball?
Six years old

What position(s) did originally play?
GS (Goal Shooter), GA (Goal Attack) and C (Centre)

Who has had the biggest influence on your netball career and why?
My parents. Would have to catch a lot of public transport if they weren't willing to drive me around

What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Have confidence to be myself - on and off the court

Who is your role model?
My mum - not sure how she raised us 4 kids... I guess dad helped

What are you scared of?
Being eaten by a shark

Which AFL team do you support?
North Melbourne

What is the most memorable moment in your life to date?
Being signed to the Vixens for the 2015 season and beyond

What's your favourite holiday destination?
I went to the US last year - it was a ripper trip

Do you have any pre-game ritual(s)?
Waving to my family in the crowd

Finish this sentence - If I wasn't playing for the Vixens, I would be...?
A police officer

Favourite netball athlete of all time?
Kate Moloney

What's your favourite food?
Homemade woodoven pizza

What's your favourite movie?
The Longest Yard

What's your go to Karaoke song?
Downtown - Macklemore

What's the best concert you've been to?
Mumford & Sons

What can't you live without?
My eczema cream

What do you like to do when you are not training or playing Netball?
Camping, going for walks and seeing family and friends

What's your best tip for a young netballer?
Try lots of positions

What's your favourite netball drill?
Any full court team drill - where some rest is involved

Fun fact about you?
Myself and three other netballers saved someone's life in Italy by pulling them safety, after they fell from a cliff