McMahon makes Top 100 Sportswomen of all time
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Melbourne Vixens golden girl Sharelle McMahon has received
top recognition for her contribution to netball after being named in
Australia’s Top 100 Sportswomen of all time last night.
Coming in at number twenty the ex-Diamonds captain was part of a long list of sporting royalty which saw swimming icon Dawn Fraser take out the top spot.
An initiative run by Sport for Women, the women were recognised at the Sportswomen’s Ball at Parliament House sponsored by the Australian government and attended by Sports Minister Kate Lundy.
A modest McMahon was grateful to receive such a distinguishable status.
“It’s a massive honour to receive such recognition. To think of all the female athletes who been part of making up the Australian sporting scene over the last few decades; to be recognised at all let alone making the top twenty it’s an amazing honour”.
McMahon also praised the efforts of Liz Ellis who came in at twelth spot for her heroic career on the court donning the green and gold.
“Liz is the most capped International player for Australian netball ever. Being able to recognise her for that at number twelve is a fantastic reward and extremely well deserved.” McMahon said.
The Sportswomen's Ball is a celebration of women's sport in Australia which aims to inspire, captivate and invigorate guests, with engaging high profile keynote speakers and topical panel discussions from high profile leaders in sport, business and politics.
For more information on who made the top one hundred visit the Sport for Women website.