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Shannon burst onto the international scene in 2010 at the Women’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) in London and then later captained the team at the 2014 RWC in France. She has since gone on to represent her country again, however this time in the modified version of the game, sevens rugby and competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

On the Field

Shannon’s achievements to date are incredible:

  • Winning a Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • 2016 HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series Champions
  • Co-captain of the Australian Women’s Sevens team
  • Awarded the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to sport


Shannon is passionate about growing her career and the game sevens and rugby union in Australia. Her focus is now on the upcoming Commonwealth Games in 2018 taking place in her home state of Queensland with an eye on taking home another Gold Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Off the Field

Shannon gained a Bachelor of Secondary Education from Griffith University and juggled teaching and rugby for two years before taking the opportunity to sign a full time Australian Sevens contract in 2014. Shannon lives a healthy lifestyle, loves surfing, the ocean, education (coaching, mentoring and teaching), influencing young females and giving back to the community.

Shannon represents her fellow players in the following appointments:

  • International Rugby Players’ Association Advisory Panel
  • RUPA Board of Directors.



Shannon is available for a range of corporate speaking and MC arrangements. For more information, please visit

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