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In The Spotlight: Amanda-Jade Wellington


Amanda-Jade Wellington is a professional cricketer with a penchant for Kombi vans and coffee. You can see what she's up to over on her Facebook Page or Instagram.

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!


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