CHAMPION BOXER, AFLW STAR
Tayla Harris is a dual-sport athlete, competing in both boxing and AFLW.
She boasts an undefeated record of seven wins and one draw as a professional boxer. She holds two weight division titles at middleweight and welterweight as an Australian Champion.
A superstar of the AFLW, she is a three-time All Australian, two-time Mark of the Year winner and was Carlton’s leading goalkicker three years in a row between 2018-20.
Harris was subjected to online trolling after the now infamous ‘kick photo’ was posted to social media. She showed great maturity in speaking out and is now part of a movement to raise awareness of issues including violence against women and children, trolling and online bullying. She was recognised for her work and positive impact in this field winning the 2021 Young Victorian of the Year Award.
A household name at only 24-years-old, Harris was named as 29th Most Powerful Person in Australian Sport as the youngest athlete on the list from The Herald Sun and was featured in the 2019 edition of the BBC's Top 100 Women.
She is an Australian sporting icon with a bright future ahead of her.