ELLIE Carpenter has a unique relationship with Sydney’s Olympic venue . . . she was an Olympics baby, born just a few months before Cathy Freeman raced into our hearts with her famous gold medal win at the Stadium.
Born in Cowra in south-west NSW to two physical education teachers, Ellie is now an established member of the all-conquering Australian Matildas squad, having played a starring role in their Tournament of Champions win in August 2017, and subsequent international success.
In 2018, she played with the Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League as a professional.
“I love being part of the ANZ Stadium family and enjoy encouraging young people to chase their dreams,” Ellie said.
“Like many young people growing up in NSW, I have been fortunate to see some amazing sporting contests and great concerts at ANZ Stadium, and I enjoy that I am now able to work with the Stadium team to give back to the community.”
Having represented Australia's Youth teams on a number of occasions, Ellie made her debut for the Matildas at age 15. She was the youngest Australian Olympian at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and became the youngest female footballer to ever partake in the Olympics.