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Jo Weston

Joanna, known by her moniker Jo, has been stalwart for the Melbourne Vixens and the Australian Diamonds for over 5 years.

Hailing from a nut farm in country Victoria, Jo found her love of netball once she moved to Melbourne, embracing a sport which focuses on female friendships; a respite from her two older brothers.

After living in Canberra at the Australian Institute Sport for two years, Jo joined the Melbourne Vixens in 2014 following repeat selections into the Australian U/21 team. Succeeding the formidable Bianca Chatfield in the goal defence role, Australian Diamonds selection found Weston after she took out Rookie of the Year in 2015.

From here, Jo has carved out a successful career across the three defensive positions making her a utility out on the court. With her determined and hard-working attitude, Weston has played at the two pinnacle netball events: the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2019 Netball World Cup, finishing with a silver medal at both. 2020 has been one of Jo's best year to date with a Suncorp Super Netball Premiership with the Vixens as well as taking out Player of the Finals and Runner-up MVP for the season.

Off the court, Joanna has a Bachelor of Commerce (UMelb) and is currently studying a Master of Communication. She is also the vice-president of the Players' Association and sits on the board of Melb Uni Sport and the United Project.

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