- 11 February 1965
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Netball Player, Sports Administrator and Sports commentator
Vicki Wilson started playing netball in 1972 at at the age of seven. By the time she had hung up her skirt in 1999, she was one of Australia's most decorated and successful players, having earned 104 test caps over the journey, more than any other Australian player. She represented Australia for fifteen years with the last four as captain. She played in four World Championship tournaments (the most of any Australian player), was a member of a victorious team three times (1991, 1995, 1999), and captained the world champion team in her last game in 1999. She was captain of the team that won the first ever gold medal for netball in the Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur in 1998, although she says the most memorable moment of her career was winning the 1991 World Championship in Sydney. Arguably the best goal shooter in the world in the 1990s, when asked by a junior netballer in 1999 why she had such great shooting accuracy, her response was, '200 shots a day x 6 days a week, and that's 200 shots that go in. I have been doing that since I was 20 years old'.
A trained physical education teacher, Wilson continued to teach while playing netball, moving to the position of Schools Sports Promotions Oficer with the Department of Education in Queensland in 1992. Since then she has held a number of board member ships and government advisory positions, including membership of the Board of the Queensland Academy of Sport. She continues to coach and mentor talented players and works as a senior project manager with Sport and Recreation Queensland in the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet.