Hailing from the small county town of Crookwell, in the NSW southern tablelands, Emily’s love for hockey started at age five. Fast forward 14 years and Emily was making her senior national team debut at the 2011 Oceania Cup against New Zealand. The then 19-year-old scored her first international goal in the second game of the competition and came home with the silver medal from the tournament.
The following year Emily was named in the squad to compete at the 2012 London Olympic Games – she was the youngest member of the team. The Hockeyroos went on to achieve a fifth place finish.
The forward helped the team to a gold medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, followed by silver medals at both the 2014 World Cup in the Hague and Champions Trophy in Mendoza. Emily was named on her second Olympic team for the Rio 2016 Games where Australia reached the reached the quarter finals.
Following Rio, 2016, Emily was named co-captain of the Hockeyroos and led the team to gold at the 2017 Oceania Cup in Sydney, silver at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and silver at the 2019 FIH Pro League in Amstelveen.
The NSWIS Graduate has amassed 250 caps for the Hockeyroos and scored over 80 international goals.
On the domestic front Emily was member of the NSW Pride team do the inaugural season of the Hockey One competition in 2019.