Emilee Cherry
Position National Squad
Date of birth 2 November 1992
Height 168cm
Weight 71kg
Debut Dubai, UAE - 2012
Caps 29

Biography

Hometown: Roma, Queensland 

Emilee Cherry is one of the stars of Australian Rugby and has been since she first converted to Rugby Sevens from Touch Football. A talented athlete in her own right, Cherry converted to Sevens in 2012 under then Women’s Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh and hasn’t looked back since. 

Cherry was instrumental in the Australian campaign for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and is regarded as one of the best players on the Sevens circuit.

Scoring the most tries (33) and most points (195) during her first year in the series in 2014, it was no surprise that Cherry was the 2014 World Sevens Player of the Year. The “greatest of all time” as dubbed by her peers Emilee is most noted for scoring a crucial first half double in the semi-final victory over Canada at the Rio Olympics in August 2016, where Australia continued through to take on the gold medal.

Heading into 2017, Cherry was a part of the victorious University of Queensland side that had a clean sweep during the 2017 Aon University Sevens Series, coming first in every leg of the tour. Cherry has had a break from playing Rugby with the birth of her first child Alice but has returned to training ahead of the upcoming HSBC Sevens World Series season.