A star of the future, Ruby Barkmeyer is a crafty goaler with an exceptional mix of speed and precision. Not shy to shoot and boasting great hands, Barkmeyer has the capacity to score and to assist effectively around the circle.
Despite being just 19 years old, Barkmeyer already brings a wealth of experience at the highest level. A member of the 2019 Victorian Fury Premiership side, Barkmeyer has also represented the Victorian State team consistently since she was 12 years old, as well as representing Tasmania at the U/19 level. A member of the 17/U national squad as well in 2018, Barkmeyer possesses all the skills and smarts to make an impact at SSN level.
Where did you grow up?
Kangaroo Flat, Victoria.
What was your Junior Club?
Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club.
What was your original VNL/State League Club?
Geelong Cougars/Boroondara Express
Are you currently working or studying? If so what & where?
I currently study Primary Education
What are some of your individual career accolades?
State Representative teams: 12/U, 15/U, 17/U, 19/U, National 17/U squad and the 2019 Fury Premiership.
What's the best thing about playing for the Melbourne Vixens?
Friendships made off the court that carry onto the court.
What is your greatest achievement on or off the court?
Being a part of the Vic Fury Premiership team.
How old were you when you started playing Netball?
Eight years old.
What position(s) did originally play?
GD (Goal Defence).
Who has had the biggest influence on your netball career and why?
Di Honey, for not only being my coach for a number of years, but also for giving me many opportunities I will forever be grateful for
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Just go for it!
Who is your role model?
What are you scared of?
Which AFL team do you support?
What other teams/ sports do you support?
Melbourne Stars - Big Bash League
What is the most memorable moment in your life to date?
Finishing my last exam in year 12 and my last day at Boarding School
What's your favourite holiday destination?
Do you have any pre-game ritual(s)?
Go for a morning walk and stretch
Finish this sentence - If I wasn't playing for the Vixens, I would be...?
Working at the local IGA and studying in Bendigo
Favourite netball athlete of all time?
Sharelle McMahon - I loved watching her play when I was growing up!
What's your favourite food?
Banana and honey on toast.
What's your favourite movie?
What's your go to Karaoke song?
Mr Brightside - The Killers
What's the best concert you've been to?
What can't you live without?
A cuppa tea
What do you like to do when you are not training or playing Netball?
Going out for breakfast with friends
What's your best tip for a young netballer?
Work hard but more importantly, enjoy what you do!
What's your favourite netball drill?
Any type of goalers drill
Fun fact about you?
I have also played for Tasmania