Katie works hard to be a role model

Wednesday 11 April 2018
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AFLW player and entrepreneur Katie Brennan is one of the top female footballers in the country and a role model for girls and women everywhere.

Born and raised in Queensland, Katie first played football when she filled in for her brother’s under eight AFL side when she was six-years-old, and continued to play with the boys until she was 15.

In 2013 Katie moved to Melbourne to further her AFL career. Although she misses her family back in Queensland, she doesn’t believed she has sacrificed anything.

“I think of everything I do as a choice to get me a step closer to my goals,” Katie said. 

In 2016, she was awarded the Victorian Football League Women’s Best and Fairest and Leading Goal Kicker awards, playing in the premiership winning Darebin Falcons. 

Along with being a highly decorated footballer, she also owns and operates her own strength and conditioning gym, kb.performance. Specialising in movement, mindset, nutrition and recovery for female athletes, Katie says her aim for kb.performance is to create a community and program she wished she had growing up.

"My vision is to empower, inspire and educate women to dream big and realise their potential and I am so proud of the culture we have created at kb.performance. Seeing my girls grow is the most rewarding part of what I do,” she said.

Katie has a massive workload, which she juggles by prioritising training and by scheduling in her downtime, recovery and relaxation.

“Time management and balance are key. It’s a fine line and I’m forever experimenting to find a balance that works,” she said.

“I love to spend a Sunday afternoon organising my week, setting goals and timetabling all my training, meetings and appointments so I have clarity.”

Katie is a role model for young girls in her community and uses her platform as a football player to spread her message about dreaming big and working hard to reach your goals.

“I love that young women can look up to the AFLW players and know that they too can play at the elite level if that’s what they wish to do.”

Source: Business Chicks