Can lives in the game changers 

Championing those who are changing the game for the better. 

Meet the game changers

Ellyse Perry

Ellyse comes from a sports-mad family where an active, outdoors lifestyle was one of the formative influences in her life, finding a passion for soccer and cricket at just six years old. Like others in her field, Ellyse says it’s important to have role models – and for her, none are more important than her dad, who remains one of her cricket coaches to this day. As someone who is a role model herself, Ellyse believes being a game changer is about taking advantage of chances to grow and develop, as well as celebrating and spotlighting others’ achievements.

Sam Kerr

Sam says she started playing sport as soon as she could walk, finding a passion in Aussie Rules at a young age before making the switch to soccer at age 12, when the boys she played against started to get a bit too rough. She believes in the importance of Australian sportswomen being highly visible as role models to those emerging in sport, saying “you can’t be what you can’t see” and that, for her, this is the role of a game changer – to level the playing field and increase the visibility for female athletes.

Dharmini Chauhan

Dharmini is a proud Wiradjuri woman who started playing cricket at five years old on weekends. She has represented the Australian Indigenous team and says that representing Australia in England for their 150th year anniversary is one of her greatest achievements. Like her role model and proud Muruwari woman, Ashleigh Gardner, Dharmini says she intends to keep changing the game through elevating Aboriginal participation, particularly with women and kids.

Anyier Yuol

Despite not seeing any women playing sport on TV, Anyier wasn't deterred from picking up or kicking a ball. While starting off in cricket, Anyier started playing football at 12 years old when a family member spotted her potential and signed her up at a local club. She says it was there that she fell in love with football and, though it was just meant to be a bit of fun, her talent set her on a path for a football scholarship to the University of New South Wales. Growing up she idolised many of the Matildas, and says her ultimate role model is Sam Kerr. Today, she’s changing the game through her vocal support for women in sport both on and off the field.

Evie Rose Lloyd

Evie says she was “about 5 ½” when she started playing football. As a team sport she was drawn to the game for its inclusivity, and the idea that you “win together”. For most people that would be enough, but Evie also runs her own small business called Believe by Evie, which produces and sells merchandise to help to fund her football while raising money for people who are vision impaired. Her passion for her work and her drive to encourage more girls and women to try the sport is what makes Evie a game changer.

Partnering with cricket

From grassroots to the elite level, we’re committed to partnering with Cricket Australia to give more girls the opportunity to step up to the crease.

We’ve supported women’s cricket for 22 years and recognise the importance of creating more opportunities for girls of all ages to play, compete and learn. Our support of Cricket Australia’s Growing Cricket for Girls Fund has helped create more than 1500 new teams.

We’re also passionate supporters of Cricket Australia’s ‘A Sport for All’ Program, which champions inclusion and diversity in cricket through Indigenous, multicultural, people with a disability and LGBTQ+ community initiatives.

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Partnering with football

We’re proudly supporting Football Australia to help continue to grow the game and create more opportunities for all to play.

As the largest brand investor into women’s football, and the naming rights partner of the Australian women’s football team, the Matildas, we’re committed to developing and promoting equality and inclusiveness in Australian sport.

We’re also supporters of the elite pathway and junior teams, the Young Matildas (under 20s) and Junior Matildas (under 17s), and official partners of both the Socceroos and MiniRoos, helping to grow the next generation of national football stars.

With 150,000+ girls participating every year, football is growing rapidly in local communities around the country. We’re excited to play our part in giving more girls and women the opportunity to grow through football. 

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