Ellyse Perry wins Outstanding Woman in Sport award
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry was named as the Outstanding Woman In Sport at the I Support Women In Sport awards held in Sydney on Tuesday.
Perry, who has a long list of achievements for her all-round exploits for Australia, was subsequently nominated for the Fair Fighter award as well.
In the victorious 2015 Women’s Ashes series, Perry topped the charts for having scored the most runs and accounting for the most wickets, which led to her being named as the player of the series.
The captain of the Australian Women’s team, Meg Lanning picked up a nomination for the Leadership Legend award while the young spinner, Molly Strano was nominated as a player to watch.
James Sutherland, the chief executive of Cricket Australia commended Perry on receiving the accolades and showered praise on her attitude off the field.
"It is a great recognition of Ellyse's dedication and commitment on the field, including her achievements recently with the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars and being named player of the series in their successful Women’s Ashes campaign," Sutherland said.
"It is also a credit to how she conducts herself off the field.
“She is always generous with her time encouraging young athletes and girls around the country to grow their skills and realise no dream is too big.
"Sport plays a wonderful role in motivating and inspiring people to lead active, healthy lifestyles, and we are proud of Ellyse (Perry) and her Southern Stars teammates as role models on and off the field."
The Women’s Health Magazine organises the I Support Women In Sport awards and Perry was selected for the honour by Australia’s minister for sport, Sussan Ley.
The number one ranked Australian women’s team will next face India for three One-Day Internationals and as many Twenty20 Internationals in January 2016.
Perry is also set to feature for the Sydney Sixers team in the first ever Women’s Big Bash League will get underway from the 5th of December.
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