Eloise-small-04ec.jpg

Eloise Southby 

Sport Coached: Netball

Eloise Southby was a shooter known for her accuracy, strength and great decision-making under pressure. 

Making her Australian Diamonds debut at 21 in 1998, Southby was crucial in Australia’s 2002 Commonwealth Games victory. 

Teaming-up with Sharelle McMahon for most of her career, the duo formed a formidable combination for both the Melbourne Phoenix and Australian Diamonds. 

With the Phoenix, Southby claimed five Premierships, and was named team MVP four times throughout her career. 

Her on-court leadership was recognised, with Southby leading the team as Co-Captain from 1999 – 2001 and 2003 – 2005 before a recurring ankle injury forced her to retire. 

Playing History:

  • Melbourne Phoenix 1997 – 2007
  • Australian Diamonds 1998, 2000 – 2003, 2005

Awards and Accolades: 

  • 1997 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 1998 Melbourne Phoenix MVP
  • 1999 Melbourne Phoenix MVP 
  • 1999 – 2001, 2003 – 2005 Melbourne Phoenix Co-Captain 
  • 2000 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2001 Melbourne Phoenix MVP 
  • 2002 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games gold
  • 2003 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2005 Melbourne Phoenix Premiership
  • 2005 Melbourne Phoenix MVP

Contact: eloisesh@hotmail.com