Liz Ellis searches for Netball Mums scoring goals

Media Release, 09 May 2012

Liz Ellis, former Commonwealth Games and World Championship winning Netball player, is joining Telstra to recognise and reward the unsung heroes of Netball, and award the Telstra NetMum title to one lucky mum.

As part of a national search launched today, Australians are being encouraged to nominate mums in their community who are dedicated to the game for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the 2012 ANZ Championship Grand Final plus a host of other exciting prizes.

Liz, who is a new mum to seven-month old daughter Evelyn, credits her own mother’s support and encouragement as instrumental in developing her professional Netball career and said she would be looking for mothers with similar qualities when judging entries.

“Mum would rise at the crack of dawn on cold mornings, transport me to representative carnivals armed with nutritious home cooked food, the fuel that got me through the day and throughout my junior career.”

“I’ll be looking for a mum who is dedicated to her family, her club and her sport – someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help Netball be the great sport it is,” she added.

Kate McKenzie, Group Managing Director Telstra Innovation, Products & Marketing urged the Netball fraternity to nominate the mums in their local community who deserve to be celebrated and recognised for their contribution to the sport.

“Mum’s are the backbone of Netball, whether they play the game themselves or support a local team or club. We want to give something back to the mums who dedicate so much time and energy to this great game,” she said.

Finalists will be chosen from every State and Territory with the ultimate Telstra NetMum to receive a VIP experience at the 2012 ANZ Championship Grand Final, which includes return flights and accommodation, a day spa pamper pack and the chance to meet Liz Ellis.

Finalists will receive a $500 Westfield shopping spree, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G plus signed Netball merchandise.

To enter go to and tell us in 100 words or less why your Mum is special and deserves to be rewarded.

Entries close on Sunday 3 June 2012.  Finalists will be announced on Friday 15 June and the ultimate Telstra NetMum announced on Friday 22 June 2012.