arly life and education
She was born in Windsor, New South Wales on 17 January 1973. After finishing high school at John Paul II Senior Catholic High School, Ellis attended the Australian Institute of Sport on a netball scholarship. She also completed a law degree at Macquarie University while she worked her way up the ranks of Australian netball.
Ellis became the captain of the Sydney Swifts in 2000. She was the captain for their team in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007 Commonwealth Bank Trophy premierships.
In 2006, she displayed champion qualities by rebounding from a career-threatening knee reconstruction (see below) to play one of her best ever netball seasons, leading the Sydney Swifts through an undefeated season, and culminating with her being named best-on-court in the 2006 Commonwealth Bank Trophy Grand Final against the Adelaide Thunderbirds.
She has won Netball Australia's Most Valued Player Award, the most prized individual award in Australian netball, four times, in 1996, 1998, 2002 and 2006.
Career outside netball
Ellis was a pro netballer but gave up legal work up to concentrate on playing professional netball and media work. She has been a regular panellist  on a number of sports panel shows such as The Fat. For five years she presented a weekly sports segment on the ABC's national youth radio network, Triple J. She has also appeared several times on The Glass House, "The Back Page" on FoxSportsNews (Australia) http://www.foxsports.com.au/shows/backpage and the Triple M show The Cage. Ellis has also commentated on televised netball matches. Her business activities include running junior coaching clinics.
She currently lives in the Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband, former New South Wales Waratahs player, Matthew Stocks. In 2009 Ellis was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Currently, she is a netball commentator and a panelist for ONE HD, where she has commented...