Vicki Wilson

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Vicki Wilson
Personal information
Born (1965-02-11) 11 February 1965 (age 49)
Brisbane, Australia
University Queensland University of Technology
Netball career
Playing position(s): GS
Last updated: 2009-09-19

Vicki Wilson, OAM, (born 11 February 1965 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian netball coach and retired international player.

Netball career[edit]

Wilson was a part of the Australian national netball team for fifteen years, making her debut in 1985. Wilson became captain of the Australian netball team in 1996, while on the comeback trail from a knee injury sustained at the 1995 Netball World Championships. In 1998 she led the Australian team to the first ever netball gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and in 1999 she retired on a winning note, after leading Australia to a one-point win in the World Championship final.[1][2]

Wilson was called up to coach the Queensland Firebirds in 2006, after consistent lacklustre performances in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy. She continued with the franchise in the ANZ Championship, but was stood down from the position by Netball Queensland after the 2009 season.[3]

In May 2013, Wilson was named as the new assistant coach for the New Zealand Silver Ferns until the end of 2015.

Awards[edit]

Wilson received the Order of Australia medal in 1992.[1] In 2001, she was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.[4] She was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2004,[2] and the Australian Netball Hall of Fame in November 2008.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Workers Heritage Centre profile. Retrieved on 2009-03-30.
  2. ^ a b Australian Women Biographical Entry: Vicki Wilson. Retrieved on 2009-03-30.
  3. ^ Morton, Jim (2009-08-07). "Netball legend Wilson axed by Firebirds". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  4. ^ Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best' </
  5. ^ AAP (2008-11-30). "Gerrard wins top Aussie netball gong". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2009-03-28.