It hasn’t always been an easy path for females in Aussie Rules Football, and Eliza James has been through it all – from starting with boys teams (when no girls teams were available), through to the fledgling girls competitions with minimal teams and minimal girls, and now into the elite world of AFLW.

In this episode Eliza talks to us about her beginnings in football with local football club St Peter’s East Bentleigh, through to her position now as an up and coming star in the AFLW for Collingwood.

For any young person aspiring to greater levels, especially females in sport, Eliza’s journey is a fascinating one and a great example of how passion and hard work can result in dreams coming true!