Author(s): Ellyse Perry; Sherryl Clark
Did someone press fast forward? Ellyse is bursting with excitement - she's been invited to try out for a new youth soccer academy along with her friends Hu and Jamie. Could this be the start of something big? Fingers crossed! But that's not the only thing. Cricket season has started up again and there's both school and club competitions to play. Certain that she can do it all, Ellyse won't slow down. That is, until she finds herself in danger of disappointing everyone around her. Man, growing up sucks sometimes! Will Ellyse finallyhave to choose between cricket and soccer?
At only 25 years of age, Ellyse Perry holds the rare distinction of being a current dual international, representing Australia in cricket and football (soccer). Ellyse made her debut for both the Australian cricket and association football teams at the age of 16 - the youngest person to represent Australia in cricket and the first Australian to have appeared in both cricket and association football World Cups. Since then, both her cricket and football careers have flourished. Ellyse was part of the Southern Stars cricket team that took out the 2015 Women's Ashes, and was named Player of the Ashes. During the summer, she plays for both the NSW Breakers in the Women's National Cricket League and Sydney FC in the W-League. Off the field, Ellyse can be found attending to her role as one of Cricket Australia's National Female Cricket ambassadors, plus ambassador roles for Commonwealth Bank, FOX Sports, Red Bull, Adidas, SportsMed and SCG Trust. She does philanthropic work with the LBW Trust and McGrath Foundation. In addition to this, she is also studying for a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences at Sydney University. Ellyse describes herself as an admirer of scenery and avid wanderer, perennial cafe inhabitant, and sports enthusiast! Sherryl Clark (Author) Sherryl Clark's first children's book was The Too-Tight Tutu which was published in the Aussie Bites series in 1997. Since then she has published almost 70 children's books, including Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!),Motormouth and Runaways. Sherryl is also the author of the Rose books in the Our Australian Girl series andJimmy's War in the Do You Dare series. She has had two collections of poetry for adults published by Pariah Press - Edge