Margaret Caldow’s international career spanned 17 years at a time when Test matches weren’t played as frequently as they are in the modern era. That Caldow was able to maintain her consistency at the top level for such a long period is testament to her fitness and dedication.
She represented Australia at three Netball World Cups – 1963 (England), 1975 (Auckland) and 1979 (Trinidad & Tobago), winning three titles including two as captain.
At the end of the 1975 world championships Caldow was named captain of the `World Team’. She served eight years as national captain and also led Victoria for eight of the 11 national championships she played in between 1961 and 1979.
Caldow has had several stints working with the Australian team as an assistant or specialist coach, including two Netball World Cups in 1987 and 2015. She served as a national selector for 12 years in two separate stints.
1978 Awarded the British Empire Medal
1985 Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
1995 Netball Australia Service Award
2000 Awarded Australian Sports Medal
2009 Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia
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