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.
- 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