Sharelle McMahon

Assistant Coach

One of netball’s all-time greats, Sharelle McMahon has achieved almost every accolade on offer in netball.

The star shooter from country Victoria is the second-most capped player of the Australian Diamonds, representing her country 118 times across her career.

With the Diamonds McMahon claimed many team honours.

Forever ingrained in every netball-lover’s memory is the footage of McMahon scoring the winning goal in the dying seconds in the 1999 World Cup to bring home the gold, just one of her 2,520 international goals scored over her 118-test career.

Nationally, McMahon’s career is also stellar – claiming five premierships with the Phoenix, one with the Vixens and being named club MVP seven times.

Fittingly, the Melbourne Vixens season MVP is now named after her – Sharelle McMahon Medal.

Her career was cut short, with an Achilles injury in 2011 forcing her out of the Vixens season and the 2011 Netball World Cup. Making a comeback in 2013, McMahon retired as one of the nation’s most admired female athletes.

Playing History:

  • Melbourne Phoenix 1997 – 2007
  • Australian Diamonds 1998 - 2011
  • Melbourne Vixens 2008 – 2011, 2013

Coaching History:

  • Melbourne Vixens Specialist Coach 2014 – present

Awards and Accolades:

  • 1997 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 1998 Commonwealth Games gold
  • 1999 Netball World Cup gold
  • 2000 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2002 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2002 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games gold
  • 2003 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2003 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 2003 Netball World Cup silver
  • 2004 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 2004 – 2007 Melbourne Phoenix Co-Captain
  • 2005 – 2006, 2009 - 2011 Australian Diamonds Captain
  • 2006 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games, silver
  • 2007 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 2007 Netball World Cup gold
  • 2008 Melbourne Vixens Captain
  • 2009 – 2011 Melbourne Vixens Co-Captain
  • 2009 Melbourne Vixens Premiership
  • 2009 Melbourne Vixens MVP
  • 2010 Melbourne Vixens MVP
  • 2010 Australian Commonwealth Games Flag Bearer
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games, silver
  • 2014 Melbourne Vixens MVP named in her honour
  • 2016 inductee into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Personal Info

Player Number
1
Date of Birth
12/8/1977
Playing Positions
GA, GS
Australian Tests
118