Gender diversity

‘Females In Sport Are More Realistic About Where They’ve Come From’: Cricketer Alyssa Healy

She fell in love with cricket reluctantly, not knowing women could play for Australia. Now Healy is at the forefront of gender equality in sport. FW meets her.

By Natalie Cornish

Gender diversity

She fell in love with cricket reluctantly, not knowing women could play for Australia. Now Healy is at the forefront of gender equality in sport. FW meets her.

By Natalie Cornish

Cricketer Alyssa Healy can’t pinpoint the exact moment she fell in love with the sport that would later become her profession, but she does have a friend to thank for encouraging her to pick up a bat.

“I started playing when I was seven,” she tells Future Women. “And I was a very reluctant cricketer. A friend from school took me down to try it, and I never wanted to play. Obviously my family play heavily and it didn’t really interest me that much. But I think once I learned the game, and once I started playing, and I had some friends in the game, I sort of fell in love with it from there.”

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