Positions Played

GAGoal AttackGSGoal Shooter


12th August, 1977



Place of Birth

Bendigo, Victoria



Test Debut

27th February, 1998




One of Australia’s all-time greats, Sharelle McMahon achieved just about every accolade on offer in netball. From country Victoria, McMahon represented Australia 118 times, 12 of those as captain.

The star shooter was part of three Netball World Cup – 1999, 2003 and 2007 – and four Commonwealth Games – 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 – campaigns with only an Achilles injury denying her the opportunity of leading her country to the 2011 world titles in Singapore.

McMahon scored the match-winning goal to deliver Australia the 1999 world title in a memorable final against New Zealand in Christchurch. She finished with 2520 international goals at an average of just over 21 per Test.

After taking a year away from the sport in 2012 for the birth of her first child, McMahon returned to the court in the ANZ Championship with the Melbourne Vixens, who she led to the 2009 title, before formally retiring from the game at the end of 2013.