Media Release

Friday 1 August 2014

Spartan Sports today announced Holly Ferling as its first female cricket ambassador. The 18 year old Australian Women’s Cricket fast bowler has chosen Spartan’s new “Athena” women’s collection to support her progress on the international cricket stage.Athena_Range

Spartan Managing Director Kunal Sharma welcomed Holly to Team Spartan.

“We’re thrilled to have Holly on board and excited about the next phase of Spartan’s growth including our new “Athena” women’s collection.”

“Holly’s attitude and achievements perfectly reflect the Athena collection, named after the Greek goddess of courage, inspiration and skill. We’re confident she’ll represent Spartan and the Athena collection with the same passion and commitment she takes to her cricket and studies.”

For Holly, joining Spartan’s iconic list of cricket ambassadors including Michael Clarke, MS Dhoni and Chris Gayle marks another achievement in her short but impressive career to date.

“It’s fantastic to come on board with Spartan who have some exciting initiatives planned for the future that I’m really looking forward to being involved with.”

The charismatic teenager successfully completed her HSC in 2013 whilst representing Queensland and Australia in various forms of the game. She now studies full-time at the University of Queensland to become a high school PE teacher whilst preparing for a tour of the West Indies later this year.

For more information on Spartan Sports and Holly Ferling visit www.spartansports.com.au.

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Media Contacts

Spartan Sports: Matt Want, Spartan Sports Marketing Manager mattw@spartansports.com.au 0422 378 717
Holly Ferling: John Kaarsberg, BOOM Sports Communications Manager john@boomsports.com.au 0411 511 029

About Spartan Sports

Spartan Sports was established in Australia in 2001 by Kunal Sharma. His vision was for Spartan to become recognized not just as a manufacturer but as one of the most identified names in sports. Spartan Sports markets a wide range of sports products and equipment for cricket, football, rugby league, rugby union, netball, golf, fitness and a host of other sports.

In 2001 Kunal Sharma established offices in Australia. His vision was taking the Spartan brand to the next level, and Spartan becoming recognized not just as a manufacturer but as one of the most identified names in Sports.

Spartan is now the brand of choice for some of the world’s top cricketers, with ambassadors such as Australia’s Michael Clarke, Mitchell Johnson and Holly Ferling along with international superstars including MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle and Matt Prior.

About Holly Ferling

Eighteen year-old Australian Women’s Cricket representative Holly Ferling is a bowling sensation who consistently clocks a top speed of around 120km/h with her fast right arm action.

The gifted teenager hails from Kingaroy, where her ‘A’ grade cricket debut in men’s competition as a 14 year-old, netted her a first up hat-trick from her first three balls in the top grade.

Following World Cup selection in the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars national team that competed in India in 2013, Ferling was also honoured as 12th man in the Team of the Tournament.
Her debut season as a 16 year-old was further highlighted with selection in the WNCL (one-day) Team of the Year.

The mature teenage bowling sensation is taking it all in her stride and was further rewarded for consistent performances with the Queensland Fire, gaining selection in the national team to contest the Ashes series against England in 2014. To cap off a busy summer, Holly enjoyed further World Cup success in Bangladesh when the Southern Stars captured T20 spoils.

On top of a busy cricketing schedule this talented teen has been juggling the pressures of university study after gaining an impressive OP2 in her final year of high school. A degree in Health, Sport and Physical Education sure to make for a busy time on and off the playing field over coming years.