Place of Birth
20th August, 1938
A talented player and passionate administrator of netball, Lorna McConchie left a lasting legacy with the sport.
A former Australian and Victorian player in the 1930s, McConchie made a significant impact on and off the court over three decades.
She was part of the inaugural Australian team that played New Zealand in the first ever international match and was vice-captain of the team in 1939 which was set to tour New Zealand, until it was cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II.
In 1956 McConchie took on the role of Australian coach and manager of the first women’s touring netball team to visit England and then in 1963, she coached the undefeated Australian team at the first netball World Tournament, also in England.
In 1959, McConchie was the Australian delegate at the Inaugural Conference of Netball’s International Federation. McConchie was awarded an AANA Service Award in 1966, an IFNA Service Award in 1991, inducted into Netball Victoria ‘Hall of Fame’ in 1998 and inducted into the Australian Netball Hall of Fame in 2009.