Mikayla Hinkley

My sport allows me to express who I am. Cricket isn’t who I am, it’s what I do but I have the opportunity to be who I am through what I do and that’s pretty awesome. I’m passionate, competitive and love learning, that definitely comes out on the cricket field. I love being part of a team, I love sharing experiences with other people, it creates a real powerful connection and sense of belonging when you’ve got a whole team of people around you who have the same motivation and determination as yourself. My goal is to keep learning and inspiring. That’s what being a female athlete over the past decade has been all about and I’ve learnt so much from all of the ups and downs, I’d never change any of my experiences and I hope I continue to grow and learn and hopefully inspire others in the process.
Current Team
WA Women - Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) Perth Scorchers - Women's Big Bash League (WBBL)
Current Position
  • Bachelor of Psychology - Honours (currently studying)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Outback Adventures, Camping, Fishing, 4WD'ing
  • Golf
  • Watching other sports - Rugby League, AFL, NBA & local/community sports
  • Meet & Greet
  • Panels / Q&A
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Podcasts
  • First Nations Education
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Advocacy
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Mikayla is a top order batter who plays an occasional right-arm medium bowl as well as being a handy fielder. She is a problem solver and can apply and absorb pressure based on each game situation she faces. Mikayla is an energetic and competitive leader who drives for high standards amongst the teams she represents. She debuted with the NSW Breakers in 2016, before joining Queensland ahead of the 2019–20 WNCL season. Her WBBL career began with the Sydney Thunder, followed by a season each with the Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes before joining the Brisbane Heat in WBBL|05. In 2024, Mikayla took an opportunity to move to Perth to join both the WA Women and Perth Scorchers for 2 seasons each with the goal of advancing her game to the next level.

Mikayla has been a part of championship winning teams in both the WNCL and WBBL, was selected as the 2021/22 Queensland Fire Player of the Year, and recently was a part of the 2023 Indigenous Australian Team that toured in Vanuatu. Mikayla is striving for another title with QLD and looks forward to continuing to learn and inspire others along the way.

Originally born and raised in Penrith, NSW, Mikayla spent a large part of her career enjoying a lifestyle on the coast in Brisbane. She has since made the move to another coastal city, across the country, in Perth. Outside of cricket, Mikayla loves spending time outdoors whether that’s enjoying a camping trip, fishing, 4WD’ing or playing golf with friends.

A proud Indigenous woman of the Kunja people, Mikayla has a passion for First Nations Education, Health & Wellbeing and Mental Health Advocacy which she looks forward to engaging in throughout her career.

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