5 Things You Need To Know About Ellyse Perry, The Girl Who Can Do Everything
As an athlete one of the greatest achievements is the honour of representing your country at an elite international level. For Ellyse Perry she decided to do that across two different codes of sports because, well, she's just that good.
The 26-year-old, from the leafy suburb of Wahroonga in Sydney's North, has become somewhat of an enigma in the sports world. At the ripe age of 16 Perry was selected on the national Australian teams for both soccer and cricket becoming the youngest and only person to ever achieve such accolades.
We caught up with the sports wunderkind in our latest episode of MTV Fit Sessions with adidas Australia to find out a little bit more about the athlete whose touch turns every ball to gold.
1. Perry is the skipper of the Sydney Sixers Big Bash League team.
The inaugural season kicked off back in 2015 which huge attendance and positive ratings.
2. Ellyse married Aussie rugby union player, Matt Touma at the end of 2015.
Talk about power sports couple...
3. She's a major advocate for women's rights in sports.
Late last year she pushed for fairer treatment of female athletes in Australian sports codes. Go girl.
4. She's always on the go.
Being an elite athlete takes Ellyse to all corners of the world, and her Insta is choc full of amazing scenes...even ones from our own backyard.
5. She's the most influential sportsperson in Australia right now.
There's no harder worker than Ellyse Perry. Her dedication to not one but two codes of sports will pave the way for generations of youngins to come. What.a.legend.