Ellis was among eight of Australia`s most decorated sportsmen and women, including cricketer Shane Warne, motorcycle racer Mick Doohan, former Wallabies captain George Gregan and legendary AFL coach Kevin Sheedy recognised in 2009.
The group also included basketball great Luc Longley, Olympic archery gold medalist Simon Fairweather and former Olympic water polo captain Peter Montgomery.
Hall of Fame chairman John Bertrand welcomed the eight sporting greats to the club at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where each was added to the honour roll at the National Sports Museum before a gala dinner at Crown Palladium.
Ellis will be remember as a fearless, tenacious and inspirational defender, retiring after a brilliant 18-year and 122 Test career, having achieved every personal and team accolade possible, including World titles, Commonwealth Games gold, national league MVP awards and national league titles with her beloved Sydney Swifts.
Netball has five athlete members and three general members who have been inducted into the SAHOF since being established in 1985.
SAHOF was established to recognise and promote the outstanding sporting achievements of our greatest athletes, and encourage everyone, young and old, to reach their sport and life potential.
Netball athlete members
Anne Sargeant – OAM
Jean Cowan – MBE
Margaret Caldow – BEM
Vicki Wilson – OAM
Liz Ellis - AM
Netball general members
Deirdre Hyland – AM
Eunice Gill – MBE
Joyce Brown - OAM
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