Tippett wins netball's Liz Ellis Diamond

Adrian Warren
Gretel Tippett has been voted netball's best in domestic and international competition for 2019

Gretel Tippett's decision to switch from basketball to netball several years back has received another big tick, with the shooter winning the Liz Ellis Diamond.

The 26-year-old goal attack took out Australian netball's most prestigious individual accolade in Sydney on Saturday on the back of great consistency at domestic and international levels.

Tippett scored 267 goals for the Diamonds at 95 per cent, and was a strong performer in both the World Cup and Constellation Cup.

The athletic shooter was also a shining light for the struggling Queensland Firebirds in their miserable Super Netball campaign, tallying 394 goals at 96 per cent and 130 goal assists, winning the Laura Geitz Medal as their best and fairest player.

Tippett also won International Player of the Year at the Australian netball awards and was named at goal attack in the Suncorp Super Netball Team of the Year.

West Cast Fever's prolific Jamaican goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler was named Suncorp Super Netball Player of the Year for the second year running.

She again finished as the league's top goal scorer, with 709 goals at 94 per cent accuracy.

The team voted on by players, coaches and high performance staff included four Melbourne Vixens, but no-one from the title-winning NSW Swifts among it's seven starters.

However, Swifts' mentor Briony Akle was named Coach of the Year for her efforts in leading the club to their first Super Netball finals series and first league title since 2008.

Giants' wing defence Amy Parmenter won the Super Netball Rising Star Award.

Sharelle McMahon and Elsma Merillo were inducted into the Netball Australia Hall of Fame and Margaret Pewtress and Anne Sargeant OAM were bestowed Netball Australia's highest honour, both becoming Legends in the Hall of Fame.

Suncorp Super Netball team of the year:

* Goal shooter - Jhaniele Fowler (West Coast Fever)

* Goal attack - Gretel Tippett (Queensland Firebirds)

* Wing attack - Liz Watson (Melbourne Vixens)

* Centre - Kate Moloney (Melbourne Vixens)

* Wing defence - Renae Ingles (Melbourne Vixens)

* Goal defence - Karla Pretorius (Sunshine Coast Lightning)

* Goal keeper - Emily Mannix (Melbourne Vixens)

* Attack reserve - Sam Wallace (NSW Swifts)

* Centre reserve - Ash Brazill (Collingwood Magpies)

* Defence reserve - Shamera Sterling (Adelaide Thunderbirds)