Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2010
Catriona Wagg OAM was inducted into the Netball NSW Hall of Fame in 2010, joining a distinguished list of players, umpires, coaches and administrators with the prestigious honour.
Catriona is well known as one of the greatest attacking players for New South Wales and Australia.
Her first taste of representative netball came through Ku-ring-gai Netball Association, and she quickly graduated to state teams, national leagues and national teams during her 12 years of elite netball.
In 1986 Catriona made her state representative debut for the NSW 19 & Under team and NSW 21 & Under team the same year.
She was a prominent member of the NSW Open Team that dominated the late 80s and early 90s; she joined the team in 1989 and the side reigned as national champions until 1994 – the Golden Boot Era of netball.
Catriona made her international debut at the 1990 Commonwealth Games at age 22, going on to win a gold medal.
The highlight of Catriona’s international career came in 1991 as part of the Australian Team which defeated New Zealand by one goal in the thrilling World Championships in Sydney, the players were rewarded with a Medal of the Order of Australia for their efforts.
Catriona underwent a knee reconstruction in 1996 but returned to the court in 1997 to captain the Sydney Swifts in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy and toured with the Australian team. She wrapped up her on-court career in 1998 after 41 appearances in the green and gold and 49 games for the Swifts.
In retirement the accolades continued for Catriona; she was presented with an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for her contribution to netball and in 2010 was inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions.