Wallabies player's new flame after sad split with Ellyse Perry

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Matt Toomua and Ellyse Perry, pictured here at the 2016 Allan Border Medal ceremony.
Matt Toomua and Ellyse Perry at the 2016 Allan Border Medal ceremony. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Matt Toomua has gone public with his new girlfriend after his five-year marriage with Ellyse Perry ended last year.

Wallabies player Toomua and cricket star Perry announced their split last July after marrying in 2015.

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“It’s with the greatest of respect for one another that we decided to separate earlier this year,” the pair said in a joint statement.

“We felt this was the right course of action and is in the best interests of each other and our current lives.

“This is something that has evolved and is a mutual decision.

“Throughout our relationship we have remained private and we ask that our space and privacy continue to be respected during this difficult time for both of us.”

Toomua is now reportedly dating 29-year-old psychologist Naomi Cameron, the pair posting a number of photos together on social media.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Toomua met Cameron last year while playing for the Brumbies in Canberra.

The publication also reported that Cameron is preparing to move to Melbourne to live with Toomua.

Matt Toomua, pictured here with new girlfriend Naomi Cameron.
Matt Toomua with new girlfriend Naomi Cameron. Image: Instagram

Ellyse Perry wins top ICC award

In December Perry was named the ICC's women’s cricketer of the decade, with Steve Smith winning the men’s Test player of the decade award.

Perry took the overall honour and was also acclaimed as the ICC’s ODI and Twenty20 female player of the decade.

Smith collected the men’s Test award, with Indian captain Virat Kohli winning the overall men’s player of the decade award.

Kohli also was named as the men’s ODI player of the decade, with Afghani spinner Rashid Khan taking out the T20 equivalent.

Australian star Perry was hailed as the best women’s player to cap a dominant decade.

From January 1, 2011 to October 7, 2020 - the timeframe set by the ICC - Perry scored 4349 runs and took 213 wicket in all international formats.

The 30-year-old from NSW was also a four-time T20 World Cup winner in that period and a member of Australia's triumphant 2013 ODI World Cup team.

“Wow. I feel incredibly honoured ... especially given how many incredible players there are in our game,” Perry said.

“Thinking back to when I started, it has been an amazing experience and privilege to play for my country and to do something that I absolutely love.

“Also, to think where the game has got to in the last decade, it has been a very special 10 years for women's cricket and the development that has occurred across that time in all formats of the game across every part of the world.

“It has been an amazing thing to be a part of.”

with AAP

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