Liz Ellis

Liz Ellis

 “I have a propensity to rush into things without fully thinking them through.” 

Liz is one of Australia’s highest profile elite athletes and most successful netballers ever. She was captain of the Australian Netball Team and Sydney Swifts and surpassed the record for most test matches played for Australia.

Liz's career highlights include three World Championship gold medals, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and four national premierships as well as being named Australia's Most Valuable Player on four occasions.

In 2009, Liz became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours and in 2018 she was elevated to an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to netball as an elite player and coach, through support and advocacy for young women, as a contributor to the broadcast and print media industries, and to the community. It's thanks to Liz’s on-court talent and off-court drive and passion that netball has become one of Australia’s most played sports.

In 1997, Liz initiated the Liz Ellis Netball Clinics which has coached more than 30,000 young netballers.

Liz appears regularly on The Project, plus various TV panel, quiz and chat shows as well as numerous radio programs as a general sports commentator and presenter.

Most recently, Liz delved into the mystery of her ancestral past as part of the all-star cast of the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? She has an Arts/Law degree from Macquarie University and has served on various boards including NSW Institute of Sport, The Australian Sports Commission and Players Voice.

Instagram: @Lizzylegsellis