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SHANNON PARRY, OAM

A PIONEER FOR AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S & SEVENS RUGBY 

Shannon Parry 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 in the sevens format and compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where she co-captained the team.

Ahead of the Australian Wallaroos 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign, Shannon’s experience and leadership have been rewarded and she has been once again been named as captain to lead the team over in Ireland.

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, sevens rugby 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.

Speaking

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

Social Media

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