“Ellia Green OAM is one of the stars of international Rugby Sevens. Green and her Australian teammates made headlines around the world when they won the first gold medal in Olympic history for women’s Rugby Sevens at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Green’s form throughout the tournament was scintillating, consolidating her standing as one of the most prodigiously talented female players in the world game. She was also proven to be one of the toughest, having played her entire Olympic campaign with a fracture in her right humerus and a tear in her shoulder socket.
Ellia capped off a massive 2016, with the Pearls becoming the first Australian Sevens team to win the IRB World Rugby Sevens Series. Ellia scored 17 tries across the 10-leg Series to finish as the competition’s fourth highest try-scorer.
In January 2017, Ellia Green and her Olympic teammates were awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia – the country’s highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.
Away from Rugby, Ellia is an ambassador for the UN, Barnardo’s and Adopt Change.”