Liz Ellis

Sportsperson, Speaker, Sports and General Broadcaster

Liz Ellis is internationally renowned as one of our country's most successful netballers and high profile elite athletes. As captain of the Australian Netball Team and Sydney Swifts, she achieved the record for the most test matches played for Australia.

Intelligent, articulate and highly entertaining, Liz is also a role model for young sportspeople and a motivating guest speaker whose achievements, strategies and philosophies on life are inspiring.

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Until her retirement in 2007, Liz Ellis was captain of the Australian Netball Team and Sydney TAB Swifts. She surpassed the record for the most test matches played for Australia, with career highlights that included 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 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 60,000 young netballers. 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. Liz has appeared on various TV panel, quiz and chat shows as well as numerous television and radio programs as a general sports commentator and presenter, including the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and 2006, 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. She is currently a regular co-host on Sports Sunday on the Nine Network and continues to provide commentary for the Suncorp Super Netball also broadcast on Nine as well as appearing regularly on The Project on Channel 10.

Liz has an Arts/Law degree from Macquarie University and is on the board of various organisations including NSW Institute of Sport and Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. She put her legal career on hold to concentrate on netball, her business commitments and media projects.

Liz Ellis talks about:

  • Team building
  • Goal setting
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Nutrition
  • Sport
  • Coaching