Australian athlete and Adidas ambassador Ellyse Perry joined the sportswear model in encouraging younger ladies to pursue their passions and create their own paths to success on March eight, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
With all of the hallmarks of a pacesetter, the 27-year-old—who not solely turned the youngest Australian to play cricket internationally at age 16, but in addition the primary to concurrently symbolize the nation in each soccer and cricket—spoke of the which means behind the sportswear model’s new ethos, “here to create”, one which encourages ladies to discover their creators inside.
“I think this means having an innate confidence and belief in yourself and what you are capable of,” says Perry. “The creative side is then being able to go out and train and play in a style that reflects you and what makes you unique and capable of achieving things.”
Born and raised within the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga, the game star credit her mother and father for her profitable begin: “It was a huge part of my childhood and both my parents always encouraged my brother and I to try new sports and be involved in teams.”
“Cricket just seemed to stick, and I have been incredibly fortunate to have lots of wonderful opportunities and support from people along that way that has led me to be able to call cricket my job,” she added.
Encapsulating all that the brand new Adidas ethos stands for, Perry recognises the model for his or her steady help, confessing she’s been “lucky enough to be with the Adidas Australia family for a number of years now.”
When quizzed on what being an Adidas ambassador meant to her, the cricketer said that “besides absolutely loving all their clothes and equipment, it’s been so awesome to be associated with a brand that has helped so many athletes achieve incredible things over their careers. A lot of whom have redefined the way their sport is played.”
Following her most up-to-date success—enjoying on a 3 championships group and performing outstandingly on every—Perry acquired the honour of being named the 2017 International Cricket Council’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year, which she revealed was a pleasant shock that she feels displays the onerous work of a lot of individuals who have assisted her alongside her journey, as opposed to simply her own.
And whereas she admits that she feels “a sense of achievement and can be content for a little bit when everything goes well,” what continues to encourage her to be her greatest is the problem the game supplies.
“Every training session you do is an opportunity to improve, and when you put in the hard work and it pays off in competition there is probably no better feeling,” says Perry. “I also feel incredibly lucky to be able to play sport for a living, and I often enjoy training as much as playing.”
The athlete, who enjoys spending time with household and associates when not representing her nation abroad, advises you that when it comes to health and wellbeing, protecting match by “getting enough sleep, eating lots of fruit and vegetables, being physically active in some way and finding time to do things that you enjoy,” are the keys to success.
When requested how greatest to create your own path to success, she encourages younger ladies to “just get out there and have a go,” pursuing issues they “are truly passionate about and love doing, and not being worried about existing barriers or previous stereotypes.”
“I also don’t think there has been a better time to be an aspiring female athlete in Australia,” she adds. “There are now so many incredible ways for women to achieve their goals and aspirations in sport.”
Now exit and discover your creator inside.