Liz Watson | Open Day Ambassador

Diamonds captain, Melbourne Vixens co-captain and VIS athlete, Liz Watson, has been announced as an ambassador for the Victorian Institute of Sport's (VIS) open day on Wednesday 20 September, when the institute will open its doors to members of the public.

Fresh from World Cup glory in Cape Town last month, Liz Watson has further success in mind with the Constellation Cup on the horizon.

Watson rose swiftly to the top of the netball world after joining the VIS in 2012 and has played a pivotal role across the mid court for the Diamonds and Melbourne Vixens for almost a decade.

After joining with the Vixens in 2014, Watson solidified her connection to the VIS, who share a longstanding relationship with Victoria’s governing netball body, Netball Victoria. VIS scholarships are provided to all Vixens players, giving them the opportunity to utilise the full network of support services and facilities made available to athletes.

Watson achieved her first domestic league championship with the Vixens that same year and would lead the team to a second championship in 2020 as co-captain alongside Kate Maloney.

She commenced her international career with the Diamonds in 2016 and established herself as an integral part of an Australian team that won silver medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and World Cup in 2019.

Following her appointment as captain in 2021 the Diamonds have seen further international success by winning back-to-back gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the recent 2023 World Cup. 

Meet Watson at the VIS Open Day between 12pm - 2pm! Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens will also be running a Skills & drills and Performance Analysis showcase alongside VIS Sport Scientists, so you can practice your netball skills whilst receiving video feedback on your performance, just like the professionals do.

VIS Open Day

After a four-year hiatus, the VIS will open its doors to the general public, showcasing its world-class facilities, athletes and experts.

The practical day will give visitors rare access to the inner workings of one of Australia’s elite sporting institutes and will provide a unique taste of what it takes to be an elite performer with information sessions and interactive activities from our experts, athletes and partners.

The free Open Day will take place between 10.00am -2.00pm on Wednesday 20 September 2023 at the newly refurbished VIS headquarters at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park.

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