Vanessa played junior football for the Orange Hawks, before debuted for the Canley Vale Dragons in 2014.
One year later, Vanessa debuted for the Harvey Norman Jillaroos at the 2015 Auckland Nines.
Vanessa has represented New South Wales since 2014, including being part of the first New South Wales team to win the Interstate Challenge in 2016.
Vanessa played lock for NSW in the inaugural Women's Holden State of Origin and signed with the Roosters for the 2018 Women's Premiership.
Club - Brisbane Easts (QLD)
Position - Second Row
Representative Landmarks - New South Wales 2014 - current, Australian Jillaroos 2014 - current