Liz Ellis AM is the former captain of the Australian and Sydney Swifts netball teams, the most capped Australian international netball player (122 caps) and one of Australia’s most recognisable sports people.

Ellis won two Commonwealth Games gold medals from the Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games and in 2007 realised a lifelong dream by captaining the Australian netball team to a World Championship victory. Ellis had previously won two World Championship titles as part of the Australian team.

The NSW Institute of Sport netballer won the Commonwealth Bank Trophy four times as a captain of the Sydney Swifts. She won Netball Australia’s coveted Most Valuable Player award four times (1996, 1998, 2002 and 2006).

Following the 2007 Netball World Championships Liz Ellis announced her retirement from competition on 19 November 2007.

World Championship medals

3 gold, 1 silver

Years on NSWIS scholarship

2005 - 2008