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 , Monique Conti , 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 with a passion to support the next generation of AFLW players coming through. 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.


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, Chloe unfortunately missed the 2019 AFLW season due to a major foot injury, she has since returned in 2020 giving some stirring performances and again making her mark in the AFLW. From a basketball background, Chloe turned down a US College Scholarship to focus on her football which has certainly paid off. While studying Journalism at university, Chloe has found her way into the media working some part time and guest appearances on Fox Footy’s AFL coverage in 2020, along with launching her own Podcast ‘The Boundary'.


Monique Conti

As an all-round athlete, Monique burst onto the scene of the AFLW playing for the Western Bulldogs in 2018 receiving a Rising Star nomination in Round 4 and winning the best on ground medal in a premiership winning side that same year. A lightning quick midfielder and an innate natural Monique continued her form into the 2019 Season catching the eye of expansion club Richmond who lured her across to play in 2020 on a two year deal.


A shining light and elite competitor in more ways than one, Monique is a dual sport athlete having played with the Melbourne Boomers four the past four seasons in the WNBL. Currently Monique has put her Basketball career on hold to accommodate her football commitments, however she will continue to play NBL 1, with an eye at returning to the WNBL where she hopes to one day represent Australia at the Olympics.


Moana Hope

One of the most recognisable faces of Women’s Football in Australia, Moana Hope’s story 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 where she kicked 6 goals and was named Best on Ground, Moana’s football journey has taken her to the biggest club in the land Collingwood in 2017 and 2018 AFLW Seasons. In 2019 Moana joined AFLW expansion club North Melbourne before deciding to take a break from football in 2020 to concentrate on family and her business. 

Off the field Moana is an inspiration to many women of all ages, by running her own business, being a female leader and voice in the community and being a fulltime and primary carer for her sister Lavinia (Vinny).

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