Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Inducted in Australian Netball Hall of Fame

Positions Played

GKGoal KeeperGDGoal Defence


17th January, 1973



Place of Birth

Windsor, New South Wales



Test Debut

28th July, 1993




Liz Ellis is regarded by many as one the greatest defenders to play the game. With three World titles, two Commonwealth Games gold medals, four national league titles and MVP awards with the Sydney Swifts, Ellis retired from the sport having achieved every individual and team accomplishment possible.

Ellis made her debut for Australia in 1993 and played a record 122 test caps in an international career spanning 15 years. She became the national Captain in 2004 and remains the most capped player in Australian netball history. Ellis retired from the sport at age 34, capping off a remarkable comeback from a knee reconstruction to Captain Australia to the World Championship in 2007.

In 2008 Netball Australia introduced the `Liz Ellis Diamond’ which is awarded annually to Australia’s most outstanding netballer of the year a fitting honor to Ellis. In 2009 Ellis received the Medal of the Order of Australia.

In 2011 she was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and the Australian Netball Hall of Fame.

Career Honours:

1993                                Member Australian Netball Team

1994                                Member Australian Netball Team 

1995                                Member Australian Netball Team – 9th World Championships

1996                                Member Australian Netball Team

1998                                Member Australian Netball Team – Commonwealth Games

1999                                Member Australian Netball Team – 10th World Championships

2000                                Member Australian Netball Team

2001                                Member Australian Netball Team

2002                                Member Australian Netball Team – Commonwealth Games

2003                                Member Australian Netball Team – 11th World Championships

2004                                Member Australian Netball Team

                                       Captain Australian Netball Team 

2005                                Member Australian Netball Team

                                       Captain Australian Netball Team 

2007                                Member Australian Netball Team – 12th World Championships

Captain Australian Netball Team