Travels from: New South Wales
GWS Giants Captain
Categories: Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Amanda Farrugia is the GWS Giants Captain, as well as a Physical Education teacher at Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta. As a tough midfielder who can also play defence, Amanda has been the Giant’s captain since the premier season.
Taking up AFL to keep up her fitness, Amanda became a star of the game for AFL Sydney Side Macquarie University. In 2015, she won the Mostyn Medal as the Best and Fairest in the AFL Sydney Women’s competition and backed it up with a second honour in 2017.
As a speaker, Amanda shares her inspirational and motivational journey, as well as the challenges she has faced along the way, including leading a team in a new sporting venture and the difficulties women face in balancing sport, work and other commitments.