Former Australian Diamonds and Melbourne Vixens shooter Catherine Cox called time on her illustrious netball career in 2014, finishing with 108 international caps to her name since making her debut for Australia in 1997. One of the games greatest shooters and one of only four Australian players to record 100 international Test appearances, Cox won world championships in 2007 and 2011, Commonwealth Games gold in 2002 and captained her country nine times in her 16-year international career.
A junior Victorian representative and former state league player, Sophie picked up her first netball at the age of three as she filled in for her older sister’s teams. Still an avid netballer and passionate supporter, Sophie is also a social media sensation with her blog The Young Mummy attracting a large following from both men and women around the world.
Sophie Cachia (The Young Mummy)
As a RUN Coach Ambassador, Gaudion has a wealth of coaching experience at state, national and international level. A popular media personality and key member of the netball commentary team covering the ANZ Championship and International Netball Test Series, Gaudion has developed the RUN Coaching Manual.
Sue Gaudion (Coach Ambassador)
A former Victorian State representative, the ever reliable defender Rebecca Bulley holds the distinction of being the first athlete to win three ANZ Championship premierships at three different teams – NSW Swifts (2008), Adelaide Thunderbirds (2013) and Queensland Firebirds (2015). Bulley announced her retirement from the Australian Diamonds team following the triumphant gold medal at 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney.
England international Geva Mentor has competed in the ANZ Championship since the inception of the competition in 2008. After three years with the Adelaide Thunderbirds, Mentor joined the Melbourne Vixens in 2011, and is a two-time premiership player. Known for her stunning intercepts and quick defensive footwork, Mentor is one of the biggest names in the game and was awarded the Sharelle McMahon Medal (Melbourne Vixens Most Valuable Player) in 2012, 2014, and was a joint winner in 2015.