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Amanda Farrugia

GSW Giants Captain Amanda Farrugia is a Physical Education teacher at Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta – the school she attended as a student years earlier. After taking up AFL as a way to maintain her fitness in 2011, Farrugia soon became a star for AFL Sydney side Macquarie University.

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Amanda Farrugia's Biography

GSW Giants Captain Amanda Farrugia is a Physical Education teacher at Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta – the school she attended as a student years earlier. After taking up AFL as a way to maintain her fitness in 2011, Farrugia soon became a star for AFL Sydney side Macquarie University.

Amanda won the 2015 Mostyn Medal as the Best and Fairest in the AFL Sydney Women’s competition and backed it up with a second honour in 2017. A tough midfielder who can also play in defence, Farrugia has been the GIANTS’ captain since the inaugural season.

Amanda shares her inspirational journey and the challenges along the way leading a team in a new sporting venture and the challenges women face in balancing sport, work and other commitments.”