Daisy Pearce inspiring future Women AFL stars27/07/2016
Daisy Pearce is leading the way for female footballers, an inspiration for aspiring young woman players and she’s inspiring plenty of young males as well.
The star of the women’s game, who is fast becoming the perfect ambassador for AFL, started out in Auskick in Bright in country Victoria and then went on to play junior football in Bright with the boys (including Collingwood’s Ben Reid who she out-goaled), before joining the Darebin Falcons when she moved to Melbourne in 2005.
The 28 year old gun midfielder, who’s been likened to Geelong champion Joel Selwood in the way she plays, is the captain of Darebin Falcons in the Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL) and the captain of Melbourne Football Club women’s team in the Australian Football League (AFL) exhibition matches.
She’s a multiple premierships winner with the Darebin Falcons and she’s a six time winner of the Helen Lambert Medal for the Best and Fairest player. She was the No.1 draft pick in the first ever women’s AFL draft in 2013, chosen by the Melbourne Football Club.
Recently she joined the panel of Channel Seven’s Game Day and the next chapter for the superstar of the women’s game will be in the women’s national competition which kicks off next year.
As her profile soars, she’ll continue to inspire the future superstars of the game.