Shelley Russell

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Shelley Russell

From: Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Age: 27 years old.

I attended Auckland Park Preparatory School and went to St Mary’s High School, Waverley, where I played hockey for SA Schools at both U16 and U18 levels. I obtained my Sports Science degree at the University of Stellenbosch, specialised in Disabilities, and majored in Psychology.

My debut into the South African Women’s national team was in 2006, and during my eight years of international competition, I have played over 230 caps for my country. I have had the privilege of taking part in two Olympic Games, three Hockey World Cups and once in Commonwealth Games, among the many international tournaments participated in. We are currently on the ‘Road to Rio’ campaign where we are hoping to qualify this year to take part in Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

I come from a very sporty family, where my two brothers helped to bring me up on a diet of healthy competition. Even mundane activities such as whose turn it was to make tea, was preceded by an elimination competition of some sort. Sport and a general desire to experience new things, have afforded me the opportunity of visiting 33 different countries, and counting! I am passionate about travelling and meeting people of different cultures and backgrounds.

I believe in living a balanced life where you should never be too busy to have a good time and a good laugh – even if it is at your own expense!

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