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A household name in the AFLW
Categories: Motivational Speakers, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Abbey Holmes is a household name in the AFLW as her profile in the AFL media continues to rise. Abbey also became a most popular contestant on hit reality TV show, Australia Survivor 2019 where she was a part of the ‘All Star’ team. Having now accomplished the highest achievement in the AFLW, Holmes is beginning to establish herself in the media both VFL and AFL level with Channel 7.
In February, 2014, she became the first female Australian Rules football player in the country to kick 100 goals in an established women’s league in the country playing for the Waratah Warriors in the NTFL. Her subsequent achievement earned a special invitation to the EJ Whitten Legends charity football match to assist prostate cancer research.
As a star forward and midfielder, Holmes led the league’s goal kicking tally on four occasions. Such performances and reputation lead to her Adelaide Crows recruitment ahead of the 2017 inaugural AFLW season. After a stellar season from the Adelaide Crows, Holmes is now an AFLW premiership player. In the inaugural 2017 season, Holmes played 8 games where she finished in the club’s top 5 in score assists, contested possession, contested marks and hard-ball gets. Abbey’s combination of skill and physicality allowed her to effectively play as a key midfielder/forward.
Abbey’s best game of the 2017 season came against the Dockers in round 4 where she had a season-high of 15 disposals, 3 tackles and a goal. Abbey completed her AFLW career at the end of the 2018 season and is continuously impacting both landscapes of the AFLW and broader AFL media.
Abbey now shares her journey about taking huge risks in life and implementing change. As a real estate agent she moved to Darwin, switched sporting codes from netball to AFL which led to creating history with an inaugural AFLW premiership and becoming the first woman in the country to kick 100 goals. Abbey also talks about the hardest thing she’s ever done in her life with her Survivor experience and dealing with the failure of her activewear business Esnetica.