Wendy Jones

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Wendy Jones
Personal information
Full name Wendy Jones (née Jacobsen)
Born (1978-10-25) 25 October 1978 (age 39)
Croydon Victoria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
University Australian Catholic University
Occupation Nurse and Netball coach
Netball career
Playing position(s): WA, C
Years Club team(s) Apps
2008, 2010
Melbourne Phoenix
Melbourne Vixens
Years National team(s) Caps
2005–07  Australia
Last updated: 11 April 2010

Wendy Jones (born 25 October 1978) is an Australian netball player. Jacobsen was captain of the Victorian Under 19 team in 1996–97 and the Under 21 team from 1997–99, she represented Victoria from 1990 as an 11-year-old until 2011. She was a scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1997 and 1998. Also a member of the Australian national team from 2005–08. She played in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy with the Melbourne Phoenix from 1998–2007, winning premierships in 2000, 2002–03 and 2005.[1]

With the start of the ANZ Championship in 2008, Jacobsen played with the Melbourne Vixens for the inaugural season. She was signed again for 2009, but a knee injury during the preseason ended her campaign.[2]

Jacobsen re-signed with the Vixens for 2010.[3] In contrast to the 2009 season, 2010 proved disastrous for the Vixens. At the end of the 2010 season, Jacobsen decided to announce her retirement from elite netball after a career gaining 5 premierships and playing 148 matches at the elite level. Outside of netball, Jacobsen also works as a netball coach at Rowville Secondary College in Melbourne.[4]

Wendy has decided to make a return to netball in 2013 to play in the Championship Division of the Victorian State League, for Boroondara Genesis with old Vixen team mates Kara Richards and Ashlee Howard.


  1. ^ "2010 Melbourne Vixens profile". Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wall to replace Jacobsen for 2009". Melbourne Vixens. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "NZ teams rising to the ANZ Championship challenge". Netball New Zealand. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  4. ^ O'Shea, T. (13 August 2010). "Have you met Mrs Jones?". Netball Victoria. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 

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