4hrs due west of Sydney is Cowra, population 9730, a town made famous by the WWII escape by Japanese P.O.Ws from the camp outside of town. It is a one club town where teams are selected with an eye to making them as even in ability as possible. By the age of 12 Ellie had outgrown this system and Twigg Oval. She moved to Sydney to further her education & football. 3yrs later, ironically in Japan, she made history in her debut game for the Matildas against Vietnam.
I caught up with Ellie & extended family members, after the Wanderers recent victory over the reigning W-League champs City & it is indeed a pleasure to welcome her aboard.
The first & most recent, Gibb & Carpenter, its been quite the year, Merry Xmas.