Some people are talented and brave enough to be trailblazers in one industry, but my guest today is breaking down barriers in two male-dominated arenas – footy and farming. She is a star recruit in the AFLW for Greater Western Sydney. Then, when she’s not training or playing, she’s working full-time on the family farm at Holbrook in southern NSW. It means, she lives 6 months in the city and 6 months in the country, whilst studying agriculture in between. At 21 years old age, she is dedicated to both pursuits but is sure the country will play a starring role in her future. Alyce Parker is today’s guest discussing:
Alyce’s favourite place on the family farm.
The contrast between her two lives – one as a farmer, one as an ALFW player.
Alyce works alongside her family on the farm and shares how this upbringing shaped who she is today.
The lessons she learnt through the professional sports arena.
Playing 7 different sports at the same time and how these opportunities were supported in a regional area.
The life of a farmer, the different roles and how she divides her time between these two passions.
She is currently studying a Batchelor of Agricultural Business Management and shares her post-footy dreams.
The challenges of being not only a young farmer but a female in the industry – both in Agriculture and Sports.
What she loves most about life on the land.
The most special and heart-warming experiences Alyce has experienced on the farm.
The most common misconception about farming.
Alyce’s dream for the future.
We hope to see you back on the road soon, to learn more about how Australia grows on the next episode of Australian Farmers with Angie Asimus.