On Daily Routines, we profile successful leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, executives and athletes to explore their routines, schedules, habits and day in the life.
Australian sportswoman Ellyse Perry has a lot to be confident about. At only 16 years old, she debuted for both the national cricket team and the national soccer team, and currently holds the record for being the youngest Australian to play international cricket. To top it all off, she’s also the first Australian to have appeared in both the Women’s Cricket World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga, Perry has been heavily involved in sports since her early childhood years. Attending Beecroft Primary School and Pymble Ladies’ College, she participated in cricket and soccer, as well as tennis, athletics, touch football and golf, and also met her future teammate Alyssa Healy as a kid.
My family had a huge role to play in developing a love for the outdoors and physical activity. My earliest memories are of us playing outside in the backyard or making trips to the beach or local park whenever we had a chance. I love everything associated with that kind of lifestyle, so to be able to play sport for a career is something I feel incredible fortunate about.Ellyse Perry Interview | Girl.com.au