Liz Ellis elected to Chair of Netball Australia

The Board of Netball Australia have elected Liz Ellis AO to be the new chair Netball Australia, just a fortnight after she was elected to the board.

“It is a huge privilege to lead this great sport of netball which has given me so much in my life and which plays such an important role in the lives of millions of girls and young women,’’ said Ms Ellis, who was appointed as a Netball Australia Board Director last month. 

“I am looking forward to working closely with our passionate and experienced Board and everyone at Netball Australia to ensure that netball continues to inspire the future generation of players and fans.’’ 

“I particularly want to thank Wendy Archer for her leadership of the Board and the sport.’’ 

Ellis has a long resume in Australian netball participating in the 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Championships as well as the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games. She was named Vice-Captain of the team in 2000 and Captain in 2004 and broke the record for the highest number of tests played for Australia in 2005. She was named Australian Netball’s Most Valued Player on four occasions – 1996, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

Ellis captained the NSW Swifts for whom she played 173 games and won 4 Commonwealth bank trophies.

Upon Retirement, Ellis moved into television, working for Foxsports and Network Ten during their coverage of domestic and international netball. When Nine took the rights to Super Netball, Ellis crossed over.

more at Netball Australia and the Liz Ellis page on Wikipedia.

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