In the fourth installment of the CommBank Young Matildas ‘Spotlight On,’ series, we catch up with South Australian native, Ella Tonkin, about how growing up with two brothers, made her the competitor she is today.
Q1: Tell us about your football journey?
A: Don’t tell my brother this, but I probably have him to thank. He tried out for the Raiders in Adelaide and I decided, last minute, that I’d give football a go too. I ended up getting in, so I played for a boys’ team for a few years and then went through the SA girls’ state system.
This year I moved to Sydney and now play for the Northern Tigers.