32. Isabella Simmons Pocket Profile
Name: Isabella Simmons
Guernsey Number: 32
Position: Wing, half-forward or centre half-forward
Nickname: Issy or Simmo
Local Club: Ararat Storm
AFL Club supported growing up: Collingwood and forever Collingwood
Hidden talent: Can play guitar
Favourite holiday destination: Exmouth, Western Australia
Favourite TV show: Friends
Favourite movie: The Sound of Music
Favourite pump up song: Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Greatest inspiration and why? Elyse Perry because she is a great female athlete who has showed great leadership and success in her career. She is very modest and always supports her teammates. She demonstrates high levels of resilience, passion and determination which are all values I pursue. Perry is an exciting player to watch and I have learnt a lot from her. Also, mum because she always shows support and encouragement for me whether it be through School or Sport activities. Drives me to all of my football games days and is always there for me. She is an excellent role model and inspiration which empowers me to be motivated and strive for success. She continuously puts me first before herself and sacrifices a lot for me to aspire my own achievements.
Which AFL player do you model your game on and why? Scott Pendlebury because he is cool, calm and collected. Can handle pressure. Very modest and honest about how he goes about things. He shows support and leadership for all teammates. He is an excellent captain and role model. He reads the play well –which is one of my biggest hurdles and what I thrive for in my games as a footballer. He seems to always make good decisions, and no one can tackle him. The pace of the game seems to slow down when he gets the ball.