Meet Niamh: Our Women's Football "Blues" Winner

Niamh Davis

Niamh Davis was the recipient of the 2023 Adelaide University Sport Blues Awards for her achievements in football.

The Blues Awards are the highest form of recognition for sporting achievements by students at the University. At the end of October, over 100 people gathered at the National Wine Centre to celebrate the 115th year of this ceremony. 

An Interview with Niamh:

How did you get into AFL?

I have always followed the AFL ever since I was young, my dad had a big influence on my love for the game and supporting the crows. I have lots of early memories of going and watching the Crows play. Growing up, girls footy wasn't really a thing. When I was about 10 years old there was a girls footy carnival, that is when I first played. My friend's dad put together a team for Mitcham Hawks and from there we formed a team and would play in a league with 2 other teams. 

What made you decide to join AU Sport / the AU Football Club?

I know lots of past players and they asked me if I wanted to play for Adelaide Uni this year and I thought I would give it a shot. I have heard lots of success stories at AUFC. 

How did you feel about your Blues Awards win?

It was very unexpected and I was honoured to receive the award. Being my first year playing Uni footy I was excited to represent the university I attend. I was proud of mine and my teams efforts throughout the season and even more that I was considered a worthy recipient for this award. 

What would be your advice to someone else considering joining AU Sports?

It is a really fun and great environment to play sports in. It is a competitive, fun and supportive space to be apart of with a real emphasis on the clubs' long history. Any skill level is welcome and it is extremely inclusive to all. It's a great way to meet new people, be apart of a community and work together to achieve something all whilst playing a sport that you love. My advice would be to give it a go, I guarantee most will be hooked. 

*Niamh Davis pictured above (middle).*

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