PLAYING HISTORY & ACHIEVEMENTS
Brisbane Lions FC 2017 & 2018
AFLW All-Australian 2017
Leading Goal Scorer Brisbane Lions 2017
AFLW Goal of the Year Nominee 2017
Brisbane Lions Members' MVP Award 2017
Ambassador for the Heart Foundation
Represented Australia in Touch Football
QWAFL Best & Fairest Winner 2017
NAME: KATE McCARTHY
CLUB: Brisbane Lions
POSITION: Small Forward/ Midfielder
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Secondary Education
OCCUPATION: Teacher of HPE and Mathematics
PERSONAL MOTTO: Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING...
“Lightening fast, McCarthy can get her hands on the ball, before making a couple of bounces and kicking them from 30 or 40 out”
-Brisbane Lions FC
Kate had an outstanding inaugural AFLW season, after debuting in round one she went on to become the leading goal scorer for Brisbane Lions and was nominated for goal of the year and selected in the AFLW All-Australian Team 2017. Kate also went down in sporting history for being the first athlete, male or female, to play professional AFL with a pace maker.
Kate has only been playing AFL for 2 years after code swapping from touch football, where she represented Australia. She has also played for Queensland in cricket and ran the 100m and 200m at the Pan Pacific Youth Games.
Outside of football Kate teaches HPC and Mathematics and is also an ambassador for the Heart Foundation, an organisation which played a vital role in the invention of the first ever pacemaker. Kate enjoys helping other young people with heart disease or heart conditions to overcome barriers they may face as a result of their condition.