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Jemma Barsby

Jemma Barsby is a hugely talented allrounder who has impressed many during her time at the elite level, despite her young age.  Jemma made her Women’s National Cricket League debut for Queensland in the 2010-11 season at the age of 15.

Jemma plays for Queensland Fire and for the Women’s Big Bash League team Perth Scorchers.

A rare talent and inspiration

Jemma is a middle-order batter (left handed) and has a has a rare talent of being able to bowl with both hands.

Jemma is an inspiration to her teammates as she refuses to let a multiple sclerosis (MS) derail her cricketing dreams.  Jemma doesn’t let her MS knock her for a 6 as she wears an ice vest to keep her cool during matches!

Outside of cricket, Jemma is a passionate barista and self-confessed coffee freak, and works at a local coffee shop in Albion when she is not training or playing cricket.

Jemma was diagnosed with MS at the age of 19 years old, after she had started her professional career as a cricketer.  Jemma is fortunate to be able to continue to do what she loves doing, and has the support of her coach and team mates around her.

Jemma is passionate about inspiring others to follow their dreams regardless of if they have MS, and wants to raise the awareness of MS.   Jemma is a state-based brand Ambassador for MS Queensland and a national ambassador for MS Research Australia.

 

Passion issues:

Raising awareness of MS

Social inclusion (people should not be discriminated by their disease, they are people first, who happen to have MS)

Inspiring others (with MS) to live their life & follow their dreams

MS Research / finding a cure

Coffee

 

Social media:

@JemmaBarsby

Instagram: jemmaabb

#smashingmsfor6

#cleanbowlMS

#bowlMSout

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