Born: Brisbane, Queensland
Shannon Parry co-captained Australia to the women's rugby sevens gold at the Rio Olympics in August 2016.
Daughter of a New Zealand father and American mother, Shannon has played for Australia in both 15s and Sevens, including as a member of the Wallaroos 2010 and 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup sides. She captained her country at the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.
A forward in the Sevens-form of the game, the Queenslander led her state to National Championship success in Canberra in March 2014 and is one of the most feared players in the Women’s game. A qualified secondary school teacher, Parry enjoys surfing in her spare time.
Parry was an ever-present during the team's successful 2015-16 HSBC Women's Sevens World Series and was named in World Rugby’s team of the season.
Representative Honours: Women's Rugby World Cup (2010, 2014), Rio Olympics (2016)
SWS Career Points: 75 (15T)
2015-16 SWS Points: 20 (4T)