After a decade of playing touch football, Kate McCarthy was searching for something new and decided a training session at her local Australian Rules club. Fast forward to today and Kate is a leading force behind the highly successful Brisbane Lions Womens AFL Team.
As if her speed and agility wasn't enough, Kate has had a pacemaker regulating her heart since was 10 years old, making her in our books even more a hero.
Kate has most recently signed on with the Brisbane Lions for the 2019 season and we can't wait to see her back in action.
CURRENT MEMBER OF BRISBANE LIONS AFLW TEAM
2017 AFLW ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2017 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER AFLW
HAS REPRESENTED AUSTRALIA IN TOUCH FOOTBALL & ATHLETICS
5 MINUTES OF FAME WITH BRISBANE LIONS AFLW PLAYER, KATE MCCARTHY
Get to know Kate McCarthy a little better with our '5 Minute of Fame':
What is your favourite Paleo Hero product?
The Primal Muesli! So great on top of homemade acai bowls.
What does a 'day in the life of' look like for you?
Stop in for a coffee on the way to work, then teach Maths and HPE at a high school, head home for a snack. Go to training for the afternoon. Take the kids, Nacho and Alfred (my two miniature dachshunds) for a walk before cooking dinner for the evening.
If you could give one piece of nutritional wisdom to the Australian public, what would it be?
Stop counting calories!
If you could spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be & why? Beyonce, to see what it is like to be one of the most famous people on the planet and so she can teach me how to dance like a queen.
What's your favourite colour?
What's your favourite way to work out when you are not training?
Heading to the gym for a weights session.
Can you share with us a motivational quote that really resonates with you?|
If not now, then when? If not me then who?
Some days as an athlete must be tougher than others. What gets you through the tough days?
My beautiful family, partner and our two dogs. They are always there for me, no matter what.
What does relaxing look like in your down-time?
Going for a walk along the Brisbane River with my partner and our two dogs.
Who is the person who has inspired you most to do what you do?
Anna Meares. She is such a remarkable athlete that has overcome so many setbacks.