Ellia Green
Adoptee and Australian Rugby Player

Ellia Green OAM is a proud Fijian, retired professional Rugby Sevens player who was a part of the Olympic gold winning team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Ellia also competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco. Ellia has competed in the International HSBC World Rugby Sevens circuit from 2012 through to 2021 debuting in Texas, Houston.

Prior to rugby, Ellia was a track and field sprinter, specialising in the 100M and 200M and made their first international meet in Doha Qatar in the World Juniors for the 100M and the 200M relay.

Ellia retired from rugby in August 2021 and is studying International Security Studies at Macquarie University while working at the International Container Terminal. Ellia is an national champion for change ambassador for the United Nations Australia, a Raise Ambassador.

Since retiring from professional sport, Ellia has found liberation in his identity and sense of self along with the greatest achievement yet, becoming a Dad to daughter Waitui and fiancé to Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts. Whilst being an internationally successful athlete Ellia continues a strong commitment off the field for the rights of racial gender diversity and the wellbeing of marginalised individuals and groups.