C, WA

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, Watson now knows what it takes to claim the elusive premiership and has the drive for more.

Now a key member of the Samsung Australian Diamonds team, Watson has established herself as a starting midcourter for the Diamonds.

2020 will no doubt be another stellar year for the superstar Vixen, who will share captaincy duties with fellow midcourter Kate Moloney in the upcoming SSN season.

Individual Awards and Achievements:

  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens debut
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens Premiership
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens Rookie of the Year
  • 2016 Australian Diamonds debut
  • 2017 Melbourne Vixens Co-Vice-Captain
  • 2017 rebel Rookie of the Year
  • 2017 Sharelle McMahon Medallist
  • 2017 Suncorp Super Netball WA of the Year
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver Medal
  • 2018 Liz Ellis Diamond
  • 2018 Sharelle McMahon Medallist
  • 2019 World Cup Silver Medal

The Numbers

Vixens Club no.
33
DOB
30/03/94
Height
178cm
Hometown
Carlton
Junior Club
Park Panthers Central Lynx
National League Career Games
89
Test Caps (AUS)
44
2019 Games
16
2019 Goal Assists
256
Occupation/Area of Study
Student
Club History
Melbourne Vixens: 2013-Current

Fun Facts

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?
Bianca Chatfield

What are you scared of?
Simone McKinnis... joking!

Which AFL team do you support?
Essendon

What other teams/ sports do you support?
Melbourne United

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?
Byron Bay

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?
Julie Corletto

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 :)