The Special K #RiseWithUs program was launched to help create pathways for the next generation of sportswomen.

Female athletes today truly epitomise strength, courage and resilience in addressing the obstacles they face, and women’s professional sport has scored some big wins in the past few years. But the fight for equal opportunity at all levels has only just begun. We need to keep rising up to the challenge.

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AFLW League

Special K is excited to be an inaugural sponsor of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition as it allows us to inspire girls and women around the country to live life at full strength everyday. The launch of the AFLW in 2017 created a movement in Australia and provided females with an equal opportunity to play elite AFL football.

View Player Profiles: Moana Hope, Darcy Vescio , Chloe Molloy

Darcy Vescio

Darcy Vescio has played football from the age of five. After joining the Carlton Football Club as one of their inaugural marquee players in 2016, Darcy has established herself as one of Carlton’s most iconic female footballers across the competition.

Known for her awareness and creativity around goals, Vescio has a hunger to perform both on and off the field. Vescio’s clean hands and lightning agility set her apart from most players across the competition. Quiet by nature but with a witty personality, Darcy spends her days working as a graphic designer at the Carlton Football Club.

Chloe Molloy

An instant phenomenon in the AFLW, Chloe announced herself to the league and football public in 2018 playing an outstanding debut season which resulted in her winning Collingwood’s Best & Fairest, the NAB Rising Star Award, AFLPA Best First Year Player, and being named as an All Australian.

Coming into the competition with high expectations given her performance in the Under 18 TAC Cup Competition in 2017 which included Chloe winning the TAC Cup Best & Fairest and Leading Goal Kicker Award, she was taken with Collingwood’s first pick in the Draft. From a Basketball background, Chloe turned down a US College Scholarship to focus on her football which has certainly paid off.

Moana Hope

One of the most recognisable faces of Women’s Football in Australia, Moana Hope’s life story and football ability is unrivalled. Growing up with 13 brothers and sisters in a two bedroom commission home, Moana has always strived to get the best out of herself whether that be out on the football field, her employment, or looking after her family. Since the 2016 AFLW Women’s Exhibition Match when she kicked 6 goals and was named Best on Ground, Moana’s football journey hasn't looked back.

Signed as a marquee Player for the Collingwood Football Club ahead of the inaugural AFLW Season in 2017, Moana has been the face of the competition. At the conclusion of the 2018 Season, Moana joined North Melbourne who will be added to the AFLW in 2019.

Sydney Olympic Football Club Women’s League

Sydney Olympic Football Club has enjoyed great success since its inception in 1957 and remains one of Australia’s proudest clubs with a history and reputation for developing players like no other.

Sydney Olympic Football Club participate in the National Premier League - NSW competition and comprises of 20 teams, including 9 Women squads (Under 10 – Senior 1st Grade). The Sydney Olympic Football Club Women’s program is a relatively new Women’s program and is on the verge of being promoted to the highest League in 2019 after some dominant performances in recent seasons.