Awards

2009
Inducted in Australian Netball Hall of Fame

Positions Played

GKGoal KeeperGDGoal DefenceWDWing Defence

DOB

23rd March, 1966

Height

180cm

Place of Birth

Adelaide, South Australia

Career

1985-1995

Test Debut

17th July, 1985

Caps

84

About

Michelle den Dekker (Fielke) made her Australian debut in 1985 and went on to play 84 Test matches in the green and gold, captaining Australia from 1988-1995. She held a 92 per cent winning rate as captain, winning 65 of 71 games.

Michelle won two World Championships as captain (1991, 1995) and led Australia to a Commonwealth gold medal in 1990. Michelle was also awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1992 and awarded the SA Great Award, for services to sport in South Australia in 1993.

 

Career Honours:

1985 Member Australian Netball Team

1986 Member Australian Netball Team

1987 Member Australian Netball Team

1988 Member Australian Netball Team
Captain Australian Netball Team

1989 Member Australian Netball Team
Captain of Australian Netball Team

1990 Member Australian Netball Team – Commonwealth Games
Captain Australian Netball Team

1991 Member Australian Netball Team – 8th World Championships
Captain Australian Netball Team

1992 Member Australian Netball Team
Captain Australian Netball Team

1993 Member Australian Netball Team
Captain Australian Netball Team

1995 Member Australian Netball Team – 9th World Championships
Captain Australian Netball Team