Ellie's sporting ability has always been recognised from an early age, being 'spotted' at both gymnastics and swimming from as early as 4 years of age. She has shown potential in basketball, football, badminton and athletics, and Ellie could quite easily have excelled at many sports but chose the ones she wanted to pursue. She joined Colden Common Girl's Football team at the age of 10 and over the years has been awarded Manager's player, Players' player and Parents' player. She has recently attended and been called back to the Hampshire Centre of Excellence trials and is awaiting the results. She also plays for her college and was player of the year for the last 3 years. Ellie plays badminton for her College and as a result has been in the Hampshire Development Squad for the last 3 years. She has won many medals and awards in recent tournaments and this year she will be in the Hampshire Squad. Ellie's ability has also been noted at her college, where she has been awarded Sports Girl of the year for the last 3 years, as well as 4 other awards this year. She has recently been appointed a sports leader and ambassador at her college and she regularly represents the college at conferences all around the country. She will be going to South Africa in this role in October to help develop sport in their partner school. In short, the Olympics are so important to Ellie as she aspires to be there in the near future and I believe she has the potential, drive and ambition to make it.