A fan-favourite, Jo Weston plays an influential role in the heart of the Vixens defence with her strong game sense, fast closing speed and physical approach.
Having now cemented her place in the Origin Australian Diamonds team, Weston has developed into a leader in the defence-end.
A big-game player, Weston was named Melbourne Vixens Player of the Finals in 2017, with her defensive marking against experienced opposition the key to her award. The accolades have not stopped there for Weston
Weston started her career at the Vixens in their premiership year in 2014 and has continued that success taking home the title in 2020.
Since then, she has learnt from two of the game’s best defenders; Bianca Chatfield and Geva Mentor. She took the opportunity for more court-time in 2015 following the retirement of Chatfield and has never looked back, growing both as a player and a leader out on court.
Individual Awards and Achievements:
Where did you grow up?
What was your Junior Club?
Waverley Disctrict Netball Club.
What was your original VNL/State League Club?
Are you currently working or studying? If so what & where?
I'm currently studying a Masters of Communication.
What's the best thing about playing for the Melbourne Vixens?
My teammates, and representing Victoria.
What is your greatest achievement on or off the court?
Representing Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Do you actively support or are you an Ambassador for a charity or NGO?
BCNA, RCD Foundation and SEA.
How old were you when you started playing Netball?
Ten years old.
What position(s) did originally play?
Who has had the biggest influence on your netball career and why?
Julie Fitzgerald as my first coach at the AIS, Gillian Lee and Simone McKinnis.
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Always try and better your best.
Who is your role model?
My mum and Leigh Sales.
What are you scared of?
Snakes and mushrooms.
Which AFL team do you support?
What other teams/ sports do you support?
Tennis, AFL and Sailing.
What's your favourite holiday destination?
Japan or Germany.
Do you have any pre-game ritual(s)?
Walk and coffee with my dog Billie, and pasta the night before.
Finish this sentence - If I wasn't playing for the Vixens, I would be...?
Working in a fun office, or travelling the world!
Favourite netball athlete of all time?
What's your favourite food?
What's your favourite movie?
Legally Blonde, and Into The WIld.
What's your go to Karaoke song?
Waterloo - ABBA.
What's the best concert you've been to?
Porter Robinson and Madeon.
What can't you live without?
Food, family and friends!
What do you like to do when you are not training or playing Netball?
Hanging with my friends, going to gigs, reading and baking!
What's your best tip for a young netballer?
Ask your coach for advice and get to know your teammates.
Fun fact about you?
I'm naturally blonde.