One of the superstars of the women’s game, Emilee Cherry will be crucial to Australia’s chances of climbing to the top of the podium in Rio.
Cherry started out in touch football and was playing for the national side when she was approached to make the switch to rugby sevens.
Soon after she made her international sevens debut in late 2012 and after consistent improvement she proved herself as one of the world’s best in the 2013/14 World Series. She scored the most tried (33) and most points (195) in the competition and was deservedly named the 2014 World Sevens Player of the Year.
She finished second in the competition in tries (19) and points (134) for the 2015/16 season, as she helped lead the Australian side to their first World Series triumph. Cherry played in all five tournaments as the Australian side finished with three wins, a second and a third to convincingly win the title and head into Rio as the team to beat.
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Rugby - Sevens
Rugby Sevens Women
Roma, QLD, Australia
Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 2nd - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – France Sevens (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
- 3rd - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Langford Sevens (Langford, Canada)
- 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Atlanta Sevens (Atlanta, USA)
- 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Dubai Sevens (Dubai, UAE)
- Winning the 2015/16 World Series.
- Winning World Rugby Women's 7s player of the year for the 2013/2014 season.
- Qualifying and being selected for the Rio 2016 Games.
- St John's Catholic School, Roma, (QLD, Australia)
- Fairholme College, Toowoomba (QLD Australia)
- Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education - University of Queensland, 2011-current
Tim Walsh (2013- current)
Primary Training Base
- Hi-five Alicia Quirk and Charlotte Caslick in the tunnel before a game. I never wash my socks during the tournament (if we are winning)
- Favourite food
- Seafood and cereal
- Favourite holiday destination
- Roma (home)
- Favourite music
- Personal Motto
- I never said it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Food - seafood or chicken nuggets
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Modern Pentathlon
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Darren Thrupp (paralympics)
- First Olympic Memory?
- My parents going to watch the 2000 Sydney Olympics
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- My mum and brother. Also John Sessarago, Evan Willis and Peter Bell.
- Why this sport?
- It's a challenge!