PLAYING HISTORY & ACHIEVEMENTS
Collingwood FC AFLW 2018
Australian Women's Volleyball National Team Player, 2012- 2017
Volleyball FIVB World Grand Prix Team 2014-2017
German Volleyball Pro League Wiesbaden Team 2016/17- Bronze Medal
Finland Volleyball Pro League, OrPo Team 2013/14- Silver Medal
Victorian Netball, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball State Teams 2006-2009
Australian Junior Netball Team 2008
NAME: ELIZA HYNES
NICKNAME: Spike, Lize
BORN: Bendigo, VIC
CLUB: Collingwood FC
POSITION: Ruck / Forward
EDUCATION: Studying Diploma of Education
PERSONAL MOTTO: Be grateful but never complacent
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING...
“For someone that's never played football before her skills and technique are very impressive and exciting”
-Wayne Siekman, Collingwood FC Head Women's Coach
Eliza is an experienced professional athlete, and a former Volleyroo, having represented Australia in Volleyball. Collingwood FC identified Eliza’s natural athleticism, and disciplined approach, and selected her as a Rookie Draft for the 2018 AFLW season. Eliza is dedicated to developing her AFL game and skills, and will be using her 183cm height advantage as a key asset for the Magpies.
Eliza has toured the world representing Australia and Victoria in junior netball, volleyball and beach volleyball, and recalls spending every year she can remember playing any sport she possibly could.
Having previously competed internationally for both Finland and Germany, in indoor volleyball, Eliza now chooses to focus 100% on Football and is enjoying being back at home, around family and friends, for this exciting opportunity.
Outside of sport Eliza is studying a Diploma of Education, with the goal of using her studies to assist young people to develop their strengths and resilience to adversity, whilst raising awareness of mental health issues. She also loves spending time outside at the beach, camping and going to local markets.
Eliza will bring her energy, strength and sporting experience to an already strong Collingwood side for AFLW Season 2.