That tradition and culture of success was established from the very first international played against arch rivals New Zealand in 1938.
There have been 168 athletes wear the green and gold dress – some for only a handful of Tests, others that have forged magnificent careers for their country.
All of them have contributed to Australia’s winning ways.
It documents the careers of every player to represent Australia – from the inaugural captain Becky Douglas right through to our recent retirees after the triumphant Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 campaign.
It will also feature the result of every Test match that Australia has ever played.
Australia’s most capped player Liz Ellis is delighted that the contribution of the sport’s pioneers right through to the modern greats is being recognised and recorded for posterity.
“I am really excited that the playing history of our great game is being recorded and stored in one place where everyone – family, friends and fans – can access it and learn about the women who have represented Australia,” Ellis, who has 122 Australian Test caps and also captained her country to the 2007 Netball World Cup title, said.
“As a player I loved hearing the stories of generations gone by and I always felt we were mere mortals standing on the shoulders of giants.
“Now we not only know the names of these giants, but their playing history and biographies.
With a major project of this nature, there will inevitably be some key information that has been lost or overlooked.
We’re asking for former players, families and friends of our past greats to help us `fill in the gaps’ where needed by emailing [email protected] and ensure we celebrate their contributions to Australia’s dominant history for future generations to absorb.
Donations of any old, unseen photos – whether that’s team or individual – are also welcome.
Click here to visit the History and Heritage section on Netball Australia’s website.