Australian Diamond Liz Watson has signed on with the Melbourne Vixens for 2022. For all the Suncorp Super Netball signing news, stay up to date with our Off-Season Hub and follow The Inner Sanctum’s netball podcast, Over a Third, on Twitter and Instagram to get the news when it breaks.
After captaining Australia during the Constellation Cup in early March, Watson missed the entire Super Netball season after having surgery on the navicular bone in her foot in March.
Although Watson didn’t take the court, she still played a crucial role in the Vixens 2021 campaign in a leadership capacity as well as stepping up as an assistant coach towards the back end of the season.
Watson played a crucial role out on court in the Vixens championship season in 2020, having 367 goal assists as well as three intercepts and 22 deflections.
She created a dangerous partnership with Kate Moloney throughout the mid-court, with the pair creating a seamless transition down the court.
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2022 will be Watson’s ninth season at the Vixens. She made her debut in 2014 and has since won two championships with the club, including one in her first year at the highest level.
Watson is also a two time Sharelle McMahon Medallist after claiming the club’s most valuable player award in 2017 and 2018.
The dangerous combination will be back in 2022 as Watson joins Moloney as the first two player signings of the 2022 season.
“Having had the year off, I’m more excited than ever to get back out on court with the team and show our supporters what they know we can do,” Watson said.
“Watching on from the sidelines this year has given me more of an appreciation of the wider club and the roles we all play, and I’m looking forward to taking what I’ve learned in my time off the court and helping rebuild.
“This year was not how we wanted to come off the back of a championship, but I know that what we’re building for 2022 is really exciting and there’s no doubt we have the championship in our sights.”
The Vixens will announce their third signing tomorrow.
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