Noeleen Dix’s selection in the Australian team for a tri-series against England and New Zealand in 1981 was reward for years of representing her state Victoria at the national championships.
Her biggest contribution to the sport came when she joined Netball Australia as National Executive Director in 1988 and was general manager of the 1991 Netball World Cup organising committee when the tournament was played in Sydney.
Such was Dix’s influence that she was awarded the 1992 Confederation of Australian Sport Administrator of the Year for the management of the world championships.
She joined the board of Netball Australia as a director in 2003 and in 2006 was elected president and chair, playing a major role in establishing the ANZ Championship in 2008.
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