Ellie Carpenter has been a vital part of Australia's outstanding women's football team, the Matildas. The youngest member of the Australian Olympic team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Ellie was subsequently Player of the Year and Supporters' Player of the year for Canberra United in the 2017/18 W League season. Ellie was previously a member of the WSW (Western Sydney Wanderers) W league team. Born and raised in Cowra, NSW, she regularly undertook extended travel to play football around the State and in the ACT. Ellie has also represented her state at the national level in athletics and aerobics. She was overall winner of the NSW NewsLocal Local Sporting ChampionsAwards in 2017. Currently sponsored by Nike Australia and Ambassador for O cosmedics and the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, she has appeared on Play School, the ABC children's drama program, Mustangs FC, as well as in a number of news magazines.
Ellie has come to the Minerva Foundation to help develop the skills she needs to better navigate the commercial landscape surrounding high level sporting achievers.