WCMCC is excited to introduce our new Women’s Captain/Coach, Kelly Rowlings!
Kelly is from nearby Goulburn, having moved to Canberra in 2018 to study psychology at ANU. Outside of cricket, Kelly loves coaching with cricket ACT, but is also a big sports fan outside of cricket! She loves basketball, and used to play back home, and tries to get to all the UC Capitals games when she can.
Kelly has been playing cricket for 8 years (since she was 12). Her first ever game was at PSSA girls for south coast in 2011, but she’d been getting throwdowns and having a catch & bowl at dads games for as long as she can remember before that.
Her favourite thing about cricket is the way it brings people together. Some of her best friends are old team mates or even rivals who she’s got to know over the years.
Kelly is looking forward to seeing what impact the women’s WCMCC team can make, not only in the competitions they’ll play in but also what legacy they can leave in the club and competition by bringing some structure and unity in to the mix. Kelly is excited to play a role in shaping a more united and supportive culture within the women’s team and the club in general. She’s also looking forward to earning a few premierships with some amazing girls.
When asked which cricketer she’d most like to meet, her answer... Glenn Maxwell, so she can pick his brain about how he goes about his business and what sort of mentality he adopts in different contexts. How he stays so powerful and resilient, floating in and out of the aussie squads and under a lot of criticism, he sticks to his guns and plays his own way which is really inspiring. She’d love to get him in the nets too and learn a few things about how to hit a ball like him as well!
Make sure to say Hi to Kelly when you see her around the club, we are stoked to have you!