One of water polo’s highest profile players, Liz Weekes is a member of the first ever Australian Olympic women’s water polo team that won gold at Sydney 2000.
Liz first started playing water polo at the age of 15, finding a natural affinity for the sport. It was not long before she was chosen for the state and Australian schoolgirls team before being inducted in the Australian squad at only 19.
Liz made her Australian debut in 1995. She enjoyed immediate success as the team took out gold in the World Cup.
Liz was one of the main advocates in helping women’s water polo win a twenty year battle to compete in the Olympic Games. So passionate were Liz and her teammates about the acceptance of their sport, that they went as far as storming IOC meetings to gain recognition for their cause.
Out of the pool, Liz has become something of an international celebrity after she was voted “the most beautiful sportswoman in the world” by high profile German magazine Sports Life who featured her Black & White Atlanta Dream modelling shots. Liz now combines her water polo with corporate speaking, modelling and television appearances.