Lisa Beehag

Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2011

Starting her netball career at the age of 11 at the Sutherland Shire Netball Association, Lisa Beehag is a former Australian and NSW representative player, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 2011.

Lisa represented Australia on 25 occasions, including at the 1987 World Netball Championships where the team that finished joint silver-medallists with Trinidad and Tobago in Glasgow, Scotland (New Zealand won the gold medal).

Prior to her selection in the Australian Open Squad in 1986, Lisa was a member of the 1985 Under 21 National Squad as well as a variety of National Age Group Squads from 1980 to 1992.

A member of NSW State teams for 13 years, Lisa won 11 National Netball Championships during 1980 and 1993.

Following on from her retirement in the sport, Lisa pursued a career in coaching, working at the Australian Institute of Sport from 1994-2001.

She was also the Australian Team Assistant Coach working with Jill McIntosh during one of Australian netball’s most successful eras from 1997-2003 which included triumphs at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, 1999 World Championships and 2002 Commonwealth Games.

After stints coaching overseas in Canada and Singapore, Lisa returned to Australia to work at the NSW Institute of Sport in the role of Coaching Coordinator where she worked with elite coaches across all the sports supported by NSWIS.

In 2012, Lisa will make her ANZ Championship coaching debut at the helm of the NSW Swifts.