Bates is a proud Hockeyroo who like other HC Melbourne team mates has featured prominently throughout the Pro League. Bates has a passion for success in sport and life. She has completed her Bachelor of Business and is now working as a communications strategist at an advertising agency in Perth. Bates debuted for the Hockeyroos in 2017 with now almost 50 caps to her name. In her spare time, you can find Bates at the beach, playing guitar, solving a Rubix cube, or catching up on a podcast.