Sport for Women

Michelle Ferris on Twitter

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Silver Olympic Medals at Atlanta 1996 in the Track Cycling Sprint, and Sydney 200 in 500mt Time Trial

Greatest achievement off the field: I would say that its raising a child with my Partner Kylie, our little girls name is Paige

Who is your sporting heroine? I don’t have one specially but I do admire all women who participate in sport at all levels, they continue to inspire me to be active and involved in sport

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? At the moment I generally train for at least an hour each day, but 2-3 times a week it will be between 2-3 hours

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Small meals 6 times a day, lots of fruit and vegetable but generally I just try to cover all the food groups, look at having energy for training each day but also want to enjoy my food

What do you love about your sport? For me now doing triathlons, I love the people I love the fact that from the Professional ranks down to my level which is social, everyone is supportive and encouraging, I like how its available for anyone to try.

Track Cycling: Well I enjoyed the competiveness, the fact that it required skill and belief, but also the people were great

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? A lot has changed about Track Cycling since I was competing, with Anna Mears and Kaylie McCalluch lifting the profile of the sport already, I still would like to see Female Cycling in general to have more recognition

What motivates you?  Self achievement, fitness, and promoting females in sport

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? I work for Shimano Australia in Sales & Marketing

Three words that describe you: Fun, easy going, lover of life

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Give it a go, you never know what might happen or were you may end up.  Try or Compete at your own level, enjoy it and have fun

Michelle Ferris Supports Sport for Women Day

"I am a big supporter of Sport for Women Day.  Australia has produced many amazing sporting women and what a great way to support the development of our future female champions.

Sport is a great way to feel happier and to show what we can do as women.

Sport has been a major part of my life for so long and continues to be because of the great friends I have made and also the way that sport and physical activity makes me feel better about myself

It’s exciting to watch the new faces in female sport already making their marks in their chosen fields."