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Podcast: The ‘uncomfortable’ rise of Daisy Pearce to AFLW footy star, media presenter and midwife


Daisy Pearce is the face of women’s football in Australia, an All-Australian captain in the inaugural 2017 season, and a true star on and off the field.

She has been viewed as a pioneer for the league brand, but says she doesn’t see her self that way.


Footy has been part of Daisy’s life as long as she can remember. Playing kids footy in country Victoria with the boys, not everyone embraced the only girl in the squad. Daisy's Dad fought to keep her on the team, as angry parents complained about “the girl taking a spot on the field away from their son".

Daisy says this was among many difficult moments as she fought to find a place in footy.

She had to "get comfortable with being uncomfortable." Learnings Daisy still draws on, even today, whether it’s on the field or working in the media.

And with footy, media and premium brand partnerships, Daisy’s world is opening up, and yet she still craves balance. She recently returned to her career as a midwife, which has brought an enormous amount of perspective.

Enjoy stories and insights from Daisy Pearce, with hosts AFL legend Matthew Pavlich and Andrew Montesi.

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