Goulburn’s Ellen Ryan has received a significant boost before she jets off to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with Goulburn Mulwaree Council providing financial assistance to the Australian lawn bowler.
Councillors resolved a Mayoral Minute at Tuesday night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, which will see Ellen receive $5,000 from Council’s Financial Assistance Grant Funding.
Ellen will be making her Commonwealth Games debut when she travels to Birmingham, England, next month. Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Peter Walker said Ellen was an outstanding athlete, as well as a great ambassador for her home town.
“Ellen has notched up more than 100 caps for Australia so far in an remarkable career, and I am thrilled for her that she will make her Commonwealth Games senior debut in Birmingham,” Cr Walker said.
“When you look at what she has achieved on the greens so far, it’s hard to believe Ellen is only 25. I am sure Ellen has a long and fantastic career ahead of her.
“I know that all of Goulburn Mulwaree will be cheering on Ellen in Birmingham, along with the rest of the Australian contingent.”
Ellen will be representing Australia in singles, before pairing up with her best friend Kristina Krstic from Western Australia. She said was so grateful for Council’s assistance.
“This funding will greatly assist me with my preparation for my first Commonwealth Games,” Ellen said.
“It will help with recovery items and make sure I’m financially stable for the month I’ll be away.
“Born and bred in Goulburn, I can’t thank the community enough for all their support over the years.”
The 2022 Commonwealth Games begin on 28 July 2022, running until 8 August 2022 in Birmingham, England. Ellen will head over to the UK on 11 July for a two-week training camp prior to the Games.
Council will also formally write to Ellen to wish her every success in her pursuit of excellence at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Some of Ellen Ryan’s achievements:
2022 – Commonwealth Games selection
2022 – Bowls Premier League
2021 – NSW State Triples
2021 – NSW State No1 Pennants
2021 – Australian Open Pairs – Silver
2021 – Australian Open Fours – Silver
2020 – Trans Tasman Winners
2019 – Australian Fours Champions
2019 – Trans Tasman Winners
2019 – Multi Nations Singles Gold
2019 – Multi Nations Pairs Gold
2018 – Hong King Classic Pairs
2018 – Multi Nations Pairs Gold
2018 – Multi Nations Singles Silver
2017 – Australian Cap Number 84
2017 – Australian Open Singles Champion
2017 – Australian Open Pairs Champion
2017 – World U25 indoor Singles
2016 – World U25 Singles Champion
2016 – World U25 Mixed Pairs Champion
2015 – Australian Open Singles Champion