Underwater Hockey Player
“‘You can be a mother, a wife and have an elite sports career and after years in sport there are still many more sports goals to come for me’ Belinda Keeley Watts
Belinda Watts is a legend of Australian Underwater Hockey. She is a two-time World Champion having won gold with the Australian Elite Women’s team in 2002 and 2006. Belinda has represented Australia in the Elite Women’s division at six world championships securing two gold medals, as well as silver and bronze. She has also led the Australian team as captain on multiple occasions.
For more than two decades Belinda has also been a key player and leader in the Victorian Women’s Underwater Hockey team. She has captained the Victorian team on multiple occasions and secured Australian National Title gold medals in 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008 & 2010.
As a player, leader and mentor Belinda is a star of the sport – her achievements, fierce determination, loyalty and leadership provides a shining role model for young women and men alike.
Belinda grew up in Warragul where she completed high school before moving into an extremely successful career as a hairdresser and business owner. Belinda has forged a successful business career and is a role model in the local community.
Site: Baw Baw Sporting Walk of Fame
Located in Civic Park, Warragul, the Baw Baw Shire Sporting Walk of Fame was created in 1999 in recognition of the region’s champion athletes.