Netball champion Sharelle McMahon announces her retirement

Lana Wilson / July 24, 2013 05:18 PM

Who’s Who of Australian Women congratulates Sharelle on a brilliant professional netball career.

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Sharelle McMahon announces her retirement in Melbourne.
Photo: Netball Australia

Since her debut in 2004 playing for the Melbourne Vixens, Sharelle McMahon wowed audiences and opponents alike, with her skills in netball recognised as a talented captain and team player.

However the much applauded shooter has also endured several setbacks that pulled her from the court in recent times, most notably a ruptured Achilles tendon that has no doubt contributed to her decision to retire from the game.

As a mother, McMahon said professional netball is no longer a desire in relation to her life outside of the game.

“I have kind of just felt like my really strong desire and passion I have always had to put netball first and put everything into that was just not there as it used to be,” she said.

During her illustrious netball career, McMahon helped lead the Vixens and the Australian women’s national netball team, the Australian Diamonds, to several major wins and championship titles, collecting gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and again in Manchester in 2002, in addition to several silver medals in Melbourne in 2006 and New Delhi in 2010.  

McMahon also competed in several World Netball Championships between 1999 and 2007.

The netball champion's retirement comes on the back of fellow player Natalie von Bertouch’s retirement announcement, just six days ago.

Who’s Who of Australian Women thanks national sporting legend Sharelle McMahon for her contributions to Australian netball.

Sources: Who’s Who, The Australian, The Age

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