Isabelle Kelly has one of the most recognisable names in Women’s Rugby League after she was named as the inaugural women's RLIF Golden Boot award winner in 2018.
Kelly scored two tries in the World Cup final against the Kiwi Ferns in December 2017, before a further two in the Jillaroos' 26-24 win over their counterparts in the Trans-Tasman in October 2018, where she averaged 159 running metres across both games.
In the most recent Women’s International against the Kiwis in October 2019, Kelly ran for 159 metres, including 54 post-contact metres in Australia’s 28-8 victory.
Last year, Kelly was also a member of the CRL Newcastle team that took out the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership competition in a hard-fought 24-10 win over Mounties in the Grand Final at ANZ Stadium.
The centre missed a handful of games for CRL Newcastle in the middle of the season but made her presence felt upon her return, scoring a hat-trick against the South Sydney Rabbitohs during Round 13 on the 8th of June.
The 23-year-old has been part of the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s team that claimed back-to-back victories over Queensland in 2018 and 2019 and prior to that was part of the 2016 and 2017 teams, before it was officially called State of Origin.
In NSW’s 14-4 victory last year, Kelly produced a try assist, three tackle breaks, 42 post-contact metres and totalled 127 running metres.
The Berkeley Vale Panthers junior played out Round One of the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership this year in a new team, the Central Coast Roosters, alongside her NSW team mate Hannah Southwell and up-and-coming Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Under-18’s stars Joeli Morris, Olivia Kernick and Caitlan Johnston.