Sportsperson, Speaker, Sports and General Broadcaster
Liz Ellis is one of Australia's most successful Netballers ever. She is also a highly entertaining and motivating guest speaker whose achievements, strategies and philosophies on life are inspiring.
Until her retirement in 2007, Liz Ellis was captain of the Australian Netball Team and Sydney TAB Swifts. She surpassed the record for most test matches played for Australia.
Liz’s career highlights include three World Championships, 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 Ellis became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours for “services to netball and the encouragement of women in sport, and to the community through support for a range of charitable organizations.”
In 2007 Liz led the Australian Netball team to victory in the World Championship final against New Zealand and was awarded for the game. Earlier in the year she led Sydney TAB Swifts to their fourth Commonwealth Bank Trophy title, which was also a back-to-back win. In 2006 after an historic undefeated season record, Liz’s Swifts were awarded National Team of the Year along with West Coast Eagles (AFL) at the 2006 Australian Sport Awards.
Its thanks to Liz Ellis’ Netball 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 coach more than 2000 young netballers every year. It is this enthusiasm for promoting netball that has made Liz a positive role model for young sportspeople and it’s not surprising she was voted Favourite Female Sports Star for the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
As well as being one of the country’s highest profile elite athletes, Liz is also a highly sought after speaker and broadcaster. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as a general sports commentator and presenter, including the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and 2006 Commonwealth Games. Liz commentates on Channel 10 during the netball season with Luke Darcy.
Liz Ellis has appeared on various TV panel, quiz and chat shows including Good News Week, 20 to 1, David Tench Tonight, 60 Minutes, Sunrise, Celebrity Ready Steady Cook, 110% Tony Squires, ABC TV’s The Fat, The Glasshouse and The Einstein Factor. She has been heard regularly on Triple M’s Wil & Lehmo, The Shebang, The Cage and Dead Set Legends, as well as Radio National, 2UE and presented a weekly sports segment on Triple J for five years.
Liz has also contributed to The Australian and Australian Netballer Magazine and written two netball related books Playing the Game and Netball Heroes.
She has an Arts/Law degree from Macquarie University and is on the board of various organizations including NSW Institute of Sport and Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. Liz put her legal career on hold to concentrate on netball, her business commitments and media projects.
Liz Ellis talks about:
• Team building
• Goal setting