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Marcia Ella

b. 1963

Marcia Ella (b. 1963) was the first Indigenous woman to play international netball for Australia. The younger sister of Australian Rugby stars Mark, Glen and Gary Ella, she represented NSW at under-21 level before being included in the national squad that toured England in 1986. In 1987 she played in Netball's World Championships in Scotland, at which the Australian team finished equal runners-up. In all she has received 18 Test caps for Australia. She was awarded the Order of Australia in 1988 and an Australian Sports Medal in 2000. Alongside her sporting career, Marica Ella has played a central role in Aboriginal Affairs within NSW, working in juvenile justice and community leadership.

Updated 2018
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