Carly Phillips is a Bundjalung and Gumbayngirr woman who was born in Grafton but spent most of her life in Coogee and Maroubra.

Sport has always played an important role in Carly’s life and being selected for this year’s Indigenous All Stars NRL team is a reflection of her lifelong commitment to healthy living. Needless to say, this is a massive career highlight for Carly.

This will be the first time she plays in front of a national audience and she is so excited to be playing amongst the elite female sports people that make up this year’s team. Carly says getting to know her other team mates and being inspired by their stories is one of the best parts of being selected for the team.

Carly began training at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in 2012, saying it’s been the key to her good health.

She started getting involved in women’s rugby league in 2012, playing for local teams and improving her skills and fitness.  In 2013 she made the Sydney City squad and in 2014 she was selected for the NSW Indigenous Women’s Team.

Training at NCIE has helped Carly reach her fitness goals, play sport in a professional setting and encourage people in the community to start on their own fitness journey. She says her favourite part of training and working at the NCIE is frequently hearing community members say how much they love NCIE’s laidback family and community oriented environment. She loves seeing people achieve their best and is always encourage those around her to achieve excellence.

Carly will be competing in the Indigenous All Stars VS All Stars Women’s match on 13th February at Cbus Super Stadium in Queensland. You can get in shape just like Carly at our Fitness Centre with our new fitness timetable or by booking in for personal training sessions with our wonderful trainers.