21st April, 1955
Place of Birth
Perth, Western Australia
23rd June, 1981
A member of Netball Australia’s Hall of Fame, Jill McIntosh was a talented swimmer and netballer growing up in Perth.
She chose netball as her sporting career and represented Australia for eight years. An agile centre court, McIntosh played a significant role in Australia’s triumph at the 1983 Netball World Cup in Singapore. She was named New Idea’s Australian Netballer of the Year Award in 1981 and named captain in 1982.
Tall, strong in the air and at ground level and boasting lightning reflexes, McIntosh was respected for her vision on the court – an uncanny ability to anticipate opposition moves and position herself accordingly.
McIntosh was Australian coach between 1995 and 2003 and her 94 Tests in charge is the most of any national coach.
She coached 88 victories and led Australia to world championship titles in 1995 and 1999 and Commonwealth Games Gold Medals in 1998 and 2002.