Desiree Ellis

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Meet SA’s sporting heroes on this Sunday’s Play Your Part TV series

This week on the Play Your Part TV series, we chat to Natalie du Toit, Daryl Naidu, Desiree Ellis, Songezo Jim, and Cyril Mqadi about playing their part using sport to build the nation's pride.

Ellis uses sport to build a better world

Growing up in Cape Town, Desiree Ellis was always kicking a ball. Later, professional football called and she answered. She captained the national women's soccer team, Banyana Banyana, for 10 years. Today, as well as coaching, she devotes her time to improving the lives of others through sport.

Ellis uses sport to build a better world

Growing up in Cape Town, Desiree Ellis was always kicking a ball. Later, professional football called and she answered. She captained the national women's soccer team, Banyana Banyana, for 10 years. Today, as well as coaching, she devotes her time to improving the lives of others through sport.