Jodie Datson

Jodie Datson (born 14 August 1977) is a retired Australian women's basketball player.

Jodie Datson
No. 4 – Opals
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1977-08-14) 14 August 1977 (age 43)
Listed height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Career highlights and awards


Datson played for the Australia women's national basketball team between 2003-2005 and was also a member of the 2004 Olympic squad for Athens.[1][2] She was not selected in the final team.[3]

Datson's best season in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) was 2003/04 with the Townsville Fire, where she was awarded their most valuable player and named in the national All-Star Five.[4] To help celebrate the Fire's 15th anniversary in the WNBL in 2015, Datson was named in their commemorative All-Star team.[5]


  1. ^ Former Opal to Spearhead Women's IV Campaign. Basketball Australia (11 August 2005). Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  2. ^ Datson to tour Europe with Opals. ABC News (2 July 2003). Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  3. ^ FIBA Archive. 2004 Olympic Games: Tournament for Women. Australia. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  4. ^ Townsville Fire History. Basketball Australia. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  5. ^ O'Neil, Rohan (4 November 2015). Fan voted team to honour Fire’s 15th anniversary. Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 2017-11-10.