GK, GD, WD

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 Samsung 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.

Weston started her career at the Vixens in their premiership year in 2014.

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.

Individual Awards and Achievements:

  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens debut
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens Premiership
  • 2015 Melbourne Vixens Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 Australian Diamonds debut
  • 2016 Melbourne Vixens Excellence in Sport and Life
  • 2016 Australian Fast5 team
  • 2017 Player of the Finals, Melbourne Vixens
  • 2017 Suncorp Super Netball GD of the Year
  • 2019 World Cup Silver Medal

Personal Info

Vixen Club no.
34
DOB
14/02/1994
Hometown
Corowa, VIC
Height
188cm
Junior Club
Waverley District Netball Association
National League Career Games
71
Test Caps (AUS)
38
2019 Games
16
2019 Intercepts
26
Occupation/Area of Study
Bachelor of Commerce - University of Melbourne
Club History
Melbourne Vixens: 2014 - Current

Fun Facts

Where did you grow up?
Eurobin, Victoria.

What was your Junior Club?
Waverley Disctrict Netball Club.

What was your original VNL/State League Club?
Monash University.

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?
C (Centre).

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?
Essendon Bombers.

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?
Julie Corletto.

What's your favourite food?
Sushi.

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.