Author(s): Ellyse Perry
Things are touch and go when Ellyse decides to add another sport to her schedule! Ellyse can't wait to start touch footy again with her new team - touchdowns are the best! But with homework piling up and training every night of the week, is it all getting too much too handle? As much as she doesn't want to, it looks like Ellyse is going to have to make some tough decisions. There's also the drama at school with her best friends, Jazz and Charlie. One minute things are great, and the next their friendship is falling apart. Maybe getting selected for the regional touch footy team will help take her mind off things. Will everything sort itself out or is Ellyse going to have to learn to step up and face things head on?
Ellyse Perry (Author) 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