AFL WOMEN’S FOOTBALLER & BOXER
“Tayla Harris played in the inaugural AFLW season with the Brisbane Lions as a marquee signing, following her meteoric rise to the spotlight for her eye-catching kicking style. She requested a trade to the Carlton Football Club at seasons end and continued to perform to a high level at the Blues.
Tayla received All Australian Honours two years in a row in 2017 and 2018 as well as earning Mark of the Year in 2018.
Her athleticism extends from the football field to the boxing ring, boasting an undefeated record of seven wins and one draw as a professional boxer. She now holds two divisions’ weights as an Australian Champion.
Thanks to her sporting ability both on the field and in the ring, she has become a face of Nike worldwide.
In 2019 Tayla was the subject of online trolling following a photo of her kicking for goal being posted to social media. She showed great maturity in speaking out about the issue and is now part of a movement to raise awareness around trolls and online bullying, even featuring in a charity boxing match against radio presenter PJ Harding.
At NAC, Tayla will share her knowledge and experience on personal and professional resilience and the many forms of leadership.”