Tess Flintoff has been a successful recipient of a Tier 2 Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.
Tess started her cricket journey as an 8-year-old in the Cricket Victoria junior Milo program. She played her junior cricket with the boys at the Knox Gardens Cricket Club and also represented the Outer East Eagles girls team.
As a 12-year-old, Tess played for the successful East Metro Under 18’s in the final of the State Championships at the MCG. She began playing Premier cricket at the Ringwood Cricket Club quickly establishing herself as a talented all-rounder.
Tess represented and captained Victoria in the Under 12’s, 15 and 18 State teams. She was also selected to play for the Cricket Australia XI n the Under 18 National Championships.
At 16, Tess was contracted to the senior Victorian cricket team, making her debut against NSW in Adelaide and playing eight games in her first season.
She signed on with the Melbourne Stars last season in the Big Bash competition making a 34* off 22 balls on debut against the Hobart Hurricanes. In her first season with the Stars, Tess made 75 runs only being dismissed once. Tess was selected in the Australian Under 19 team earlier this year to tour South Africa.
Tess speaks of her selection within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program:
“It is a huge honour to be a part of the SAHOF Scholarship Program. I’m extremely grateful to have the support of such a wonderful organisation that helps myself and other athletes achieve their full potential in both sport and life. This Scholarship will ease the stress and pressure on my family and will help provide the extra resources I need to achieve my goals.”
First Club: Knox Gardens Cricket Club
Current Club: Ringwood Cricket Club
Started: 2010 (Milo Cricket)
Studying: Year 12
Hero: Ellyse Perry
Favourite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
Aspirations after sport: Coaching or teaching
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2020: Under 18 National Champs – 3rd
- 2020: Australian Under 19s Tri Series – Representative (COVID19 Cancelled)
- 2019/2020: WNCL – Debut season, 4th
- 2019: WBBL – 8th
- 2019: CA Exhibition Game
- 2019: Under 18 National Champs – 3rd
- 2019: Debut for the Melbourne Stars
- 2019: Debut for Victoria
- 2017-2019: Victoria U15 and U18 Captain
- 2017: CA XI, U15
Last updated 23/09/2020