Sport for Women

Alex Blackwell

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Cricket
Location: Australia

Alex Blackwell was born in Wagga Wagga and raised in Yenda, a small rural town outside of Griffith, New South Wales.

The Southern Stars vice-captain is one of the most experienced players in the line-up with more than 100 games of experience to her name.

She is a vital member of the middle-order with her powerful and precise stroke play and her leadership skills are a massive benefit to those younger players batting around her.

Via Cricket Australia.

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Alex Blackwell Supports Sport for Women Day

"I support Sport for Women Day because it's a special event where I can share my passion for sport with other female athletes and also do my bit to promote active lifestyles. Not to mention there is usually something fun to do. I loved the Zumba class last year!

“Sport for Women Day is a great initiative to show women and girls that sport is fun and invigorating."

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Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Winning ICC T20 World Cup 2010, Barbados.

Greatest achievement off the field: Receiving the “Keys to the City” of my hometown Griffith.

Who is your sporting heroine? Belinda Clark

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 12 hrs training plus matches (1 to 3 matches per week)

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Balanced, wholesome foods, not processed.

What do you love about your sport? Representing my country, traveling the world meeting lots of interesting people.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Play more music during matches.

What motivates you? I like feeling athletic and strong and I want to perform at my best.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at the Australian College of Physical education, also a student in Genetic Conselling.

Three words that describe you: Passionate, driven, Eclectic.

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Bring your friends along and have fun, don’t take it too seriously to start.