Ellyse joined Ability First Australia as our Ambassador in September 2011 and has
been working with us to grow Ability First Australia’s profile and raise awareness for
people living with a disability.
Not too many athletes represented their country in two sports at the tender age of 16.
Ellyse Perry did, firstly with the Matildas (Football), then becoming the youngest ever cricketer to represent Australia, male or female, at just 16 years and 8 months old.
Now, at 23, whether this dual international is playing cricket or football for her
country, she is a prodigious talent, a joy to watch on the field and equally impressive
off the field.
“It’s an honour to be involved as an ambassador for Ability First Australia. One of the greatest gifts we are given as human beings is the ability to care about and make a difference to the lives of others. AFA works with its members to do so for people living with a disability, by encouraging them to realise their potential. It is wonderful to be associated with an organisation with such a clear and positive message.”