Chelsea K Vela

Currently training at SMAC Vic.

Somerville Martial Arts Centre


I represent the beginners, the wishers, the dreamers & the souls who are hungry to explore the untapped and untamed version of themselves through sport.


I’ve always loved sport.

Was I very good at it? No way!

What I did have was passion, and that’s what got me to where I am today.


I had to work hard at it.

I had to turn up everyday for it.

I had to lean into it.

I had to fall deeply in love with it.


And that’s exactly what I did.


Sport, alternative therapies & adventure have been my biggest loves. This is the reason why “The athletes Sports bag” aligns perfectly with my mission.


My mission is to encourage souls to step out of their comfort zone and give sport a go. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from and what you choose. If you have heart and spirit ( which you do), you can achieve anything. No more sitting on the sidelines. It’s time for you to join in and shine. You deserve it. Your body and spirit deserve it too. They have been screaming at you for a while – this is your Universal nudge beauty xx


I have played & coached senior netball for over 10 years across various grades and clubs in the MPNFL. Being apart of and leading a team is the most rewarding and satisfying feeling.


I enjoy my Snow Sports in the winter.


I love the Ocean & Mountains all year round. Oh how mother nature provides us a sports playground every day.


I train in Muay Thai and absolutely adore the spiritual nature that aligns with it, along with a level of mental and physical strength that it requires.


I have received some amazing awards in my sports career, however nothing jumps out or screams “look at me”. I feel that everything is a team effort and an award is won by all involved.


Words of Wisdom: 

Just because someone is in front or behind you doesn’t make them any better or worse than you. They are in their own Lane. My words of wisdom would be to stay in your own lane and always remain humble.


I wish I knew / hints and tips

Everyone was a beginner at one point. Their success was not overnight, instead it was across many days and nights of showing up consistently. One day at time. Practice. Practice. Practice.