Co-Captain of the Melbourne Vixens, Liz Watson is one of the most dynamic midcourters in the country.
Liz Watson has cemented herself as one of the best netballers in the country.
Having a standout season after moving to wing attack from her usual centre position in 2017, Watson has led the entire competition for goal assists and feeds in the last two seasons.
Making a rapid rise since being a late call-up to the team in 2014, Watson has gone from strength to strength since making her debut.
Winning a premiership in her first season of elite netball, and further adding to her trophy cabinet in 2020 Watson is eager to step back out on court for the Vixens.
After suffering a season ending foot injury at the start of the 2021 season the world class midcourter is well and truly on the mend and in for another stellar year.
Now a key member and captain of the Origin Australian Diamonds team, Watson has established herself as a starting midcourter for the Diamonds.
Individual Awards and Achievements:
Where did you grow up?
Pascoe Vale South
What was your Junior Club?
Park Panthers Netball Club
What was your original VNL/State League Club?
City West Falcons
Are you currently working or studying? If so what & where?
I currently study Primary Education at Deakin University
What are some of your individual career accolades?
Sharelle McMahon Medal 2017/18, Liz Ellis Diamond 2018, Silver Medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games, Silver Medal at 2019 World Cup, ANZ Premiership with Vixens in 2014
What's the best thing about playing for the Melbourne Vixens?
Being able to represent my home town Melbourne, with teammates that I have grown up playing all my junior netball with
What is your greatest achievement on or off the court?
My greatest netball achievement was winning the Liz Ellis Diamond in 2018
How old were you when you started playing Netball?
Twelve years old
What position(s) did originally play?
GA (Goal Attack)
Who has had the biggest influence on your netball career and why?
My mum - she was the netballer that I loved to go and watch when I was young and when I started to play she was the one who taught me everything about the game
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game
Who is your role model?
What are you scared of?
Simone McKinnis... joking!
Which AFL team do you support?
What other teams/ sports do you support?
What is the most memorable moment in your life to date?
Receiving a call from Simone telling me I was a Vixen in 2014
What's your favourite holiday destination?
Do you have any pre-game ritual(s)?
A walk and stretch at the local park and pick up a coffee on the way home
Finish this sentence - If I wasn't playing for the Vixens, I would be...?
Hopefully travelling the world and teaching
Favourite netball athlete of all time?
What's your favourite food?
Chicken Salad and Chocolate
What's your favourite movie?
The Pursuit of Happiness
What's your go to Karaoke song?
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
What's the best concert you've been to?
Surprisingly Jason Derulo
What can't you live without?
A good coffee with good company
What do you like to do when you are not training or playing Netball?
If the weather is nice, spend my days at the beach (little bit difficult in Melbourne)
What's your best tip for a young netballer?
Have a go at all the positions, encourage your teammates and practice, practice, practice
What's your favourite netball drill?
Half court (any drill that is closest to a match)
Fun fact about you?
My mums side is Italian, therefore my middle name is Bruna - the Vixens girls call me Bruneyyyy :)