BORN DECEMBER 29TH, 1981 in Sydney Australia, she played centre representing New South Wales in both boys and women's leagues from 1993. Her family was no stranger to ice hockey. There was a time when her late uncle, Greg Jones, had played at the new outdoor rink at Prince Alfred Park in Sydney winning a Goodall Cup with New South Wales in 1963. And that’s where her father, Terry Jones, also played as a young boy.
In 1994, at the age of 12, she was Most Valuable Player in the New South Wales Peewee Premiers (boys), Highest Points Scorer for the Canterbury Falcons, and a player in the Able Press Cup at Narrabeen, the predecessor to the Joan McKowen National Women's Championship. That year her father was busily creating the state's first women's ice hockey league, while she was finishing up with the Peewees.
Terry Jones and John Wilson, the father of Australian ice hockey champion, Anthony Wilson, also created the development league at Blacktown Ice Rink, providing a pathway for beginners to pick up the sport in full kits of rented gear. In 1995 she won the state Women's Premiership with the Canterbury Eagles and Highest Points Scorer in the league. In 1996, she was national champion (Joan McKowen Trophy) representing NSW, Best Forward, and a First All-Star representing Australia.
That year development of elite women players was focused on the 'expanded' World Championships proposed for 1999, and she attended the national association's elite development camp coached by Heather Linstad of Northeastern University in Boston, MA. In 1997, she was a Second Line All-Star. From the age of 18 with the Blacktown Flyers, she represented Australia four times in World Championships or qualifiers: 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007. She had the highest Plus-minus for Australia in 2001 and second top points in 2004.
Ross Carpenter, 'Jones, Ellen (1981 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio_jones.html, accessed online .
Taboo: Ellen Jones and the magic skates, Ross Carpenter, 2016. Online