Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Cricketer, Sports Administrator and Sportswoman
- Alternative Names
- Mitchell, Helen Ann (birth)
Ann Mitchell has been associated with women's cricket as a player (state and national level), manager, coach, journalist, and administrator for nearly fifty years. She contributes regularly to cricket journals and has provided commentary for Sydney radio and ABC television.
She has also had a long association with women's university sport, once again as a player and administrator. Most recently, as Executive Director of Sydney University Women's Sport and Deputy Director Sydney University Sport, Mitchell has made a significant contribution to the status of women in sport, particularly by promoting gender equity in university sport. Over her lengthy career as a volunteer and employee in the sport industry, she has been instrumental in developing opportunities for women in university sports as well as non-playing roles including administration, coaching and sports medicine.
Through her representation on numerous sports boards including Women's Cricket Australia, International Women's Cricket Council and Australian University Sport, Ms Mitchell has raised the profile of women's sport in the community.
In April 2010, Mitchell was made an Honorary Fellow of Sydney University in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, in recognition of her 'extraordinary contribution to the University, to cricket and to Australian women's sport for nearly five decades.'