Summer Series: Why Ellie Cole Left David Beckham On ‘Read’

Here If You Need

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Summer Series: Why Ellie Cole Left David Beckham On ‘Read’

Ellie Cole lost her leg at three years old. Weeks after the amputation her mum signed her up for swimming lessons. When instructors predicted it would take Ellie a year to build up her swimming ability, she blew them out of the water in just two weeks. Today, Ellie is recognised as the most decorated female Paralympian in Australian history. 

In this deep dive episode, Ellie sits down with Cate and Hayley to chat about what it’s like to be called a hero, being a disability advocate and her swimming retirement. 

We’ll be back on January 19 2023 with a look around the grounds, and what to watch over the weekend.


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Hosts: Hayley Willis & Cate Campbell

Guest: Ellie Cole

Executive Producer: Tia Ucich 

Producer: Susannah Makin

Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou 

Music by Mardi Lumsden

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