Pioneer of Women’s Football in Australia and Media Personality
Daisy Pearce is widely regarded as the face of women’s Australian Rules football and one of its first superstars. Daisy has served as Melbourne captain since the competition’s inaugural season, having also captained the club in the women’s exhibition games in the years prior. She also captained Victoria in the inaugural AFL Women’s State of Origin match in 2017, where she was judged best afield.
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Hailing from country Victoria, Daisy Pearce is a pioneer of Women’s Football in Australia. One of the AFLW’s premier stars she has been at the forefront of the fast-expanding women’s game since its launch on the national stage in 2016.
With the AFLW only in its infancy, Daisy already boasts an astounding resume. Captain of the Melbourne Football Club’s for the first two AFLW seasons (2017 & 2018) she won the Club’s Best & Fairest in both of those years and was also named a 2x All-Australian representative.
Daisy was also the first woman to be elected as a director on the board of the AFLPA.
Daisy’s resume extends off the field where she is an experienced media personality and a practicing mid-wife.
Expecting twins, Daisy sat out the 2019 AFLW’s season, her time however was not spent in idle. She further established herself as an expert analyst for the Seven Network and on radio for SEN, and continued her work at the Melbourne Football Club, taking on an off-field role mentoring the club’s first-year players.
Daisy is a humble, grounded and caring character. With a knee injury cutting her 2021 AFLW season short, Daisy and her Dees are excited about what 2022 could hold. No matter the results on the field though, Daisy cherishes spending time with her family and watching her young twins, Sylvie & Roy grow.