Awards

1992
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia
2010
Inducted into Netball Australia Hall of Fame

Positions Played

WDWing DefenceCCentre

DOB

29th November, 1969

Height

173cm

Place of Birth

Collaroy, New South Wales

Career

1989-1999

Test Debut

26th April, 1989

Caps

91

About

Inducted in Netball Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2010, Carissa Tombs was a tireless centre court player who spent a decade in the Australian squad.

Renowned as a superb all-round athlete, Tombs was selected in her first Australian team in 1989 and was a member of Australia’s three Netball World Cup title-winning sides in the 1990’s – 1991, 1995 and 1999.

A knee reconstruction temporarily halted her international and domestic career, but Tombs returned to be part of the inaugural Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning team in 1998.

She retired after the 1999 world titles and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1992.