Tell me about yourself – who are you and what do you do?
My name is Amanda-Jade Wellington, I am currently 20 years old and I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I am proud to say that I am a professional cricket player.
I’m sure you get asked this all the time, but when did you start playing cricket?
As a young kid everyone starts off with backyard cricket! That’s where I started with the family, but I started playing club cricket around 11 years ago with my brother Zac.
You have achieved so much already, what’s next? What are you currently working towards?
Sometimes I have to pinch myself to actually believe all of the things I have achieved already. But there is still so much hard work to go. My next goal is being involved in a winning World Cup squad, my fingers are crossed!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Organisation. To be a professional athlete and to have a job at the same time you have to be really organised.
I was having a look at your Instagram, and I came across a couple of Kombi van pictures, tell me about that. Are you restoring a van?
I think everyone that knows me well knows I love Kombis, I own two Kombi vans at the moment, turning one into a coffee van and restoring the other with my father.
Adelaide is a bit quieter than some of the other Australian cities, but it’s a beautiful place with lots of cool venues. Can you recommend a favourite café?
That’s probably the reason why I love Adelaide, because it’s so quiet. I would definitely recommend UR café on Melbourne street!
What’s your go-to coffee order?
My go-to coffee is a skinny latte, but sometimes I’ll order a mocha if I’m in a chocolatey mood haha!