Vicki Wilson: Netball

Vicki Wilson, OAM (born 11 February 1965 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a retired international netball player. She started playing at the age of seven. In 1999, she was one of Australia’s most decorated and successful player with 104 test caps, more than any other Australian player. Wilson represented the country for fifteen years, the last four years as captain.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Vicki Wilson made her debut in 1985 and became captain of the Australian netball team in 1996 after recovering from a knee surgery that resulted from the 1995 Netball World Championships. She helped the team win three gold medals and one silver medal for the Netball World Championships and one gold for the Commonwealth Games. In 1992, Wilson was given the Order of Australia medal and in 2001, she was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport ‘Best of the Best’. She was also inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and Australian Netball Hall of Fame.

Why Was She So Good?

Vicki Wilson is arguably the best goal shooter in the world during the 1990s, finishing her representative career by captaining the Australian team to a successful win at the World Championship in New Zealand. She accomplished more in her career than any other player. Wilson is an outstanding role model on and off the court, establishing a constant assurance of any kind that it is that she puts her hand to. She’s a woman with an extreme love of her nation and an appetite for triumph.

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