Courtney Ugle is a proud Noongar woman from Bunbury in the South-West of Western Australia.
After losing both her parents in tragic circumstances as a young child, Courtney has used football to transform her life.
As the current Vice Captain in the VFLW league playing for the Essendon Bombers, Ugle’s ability on the field is nearly outweighed by her strengths off it.
She has quickly developed into one of the leaders within not only the Essendon team but as a spokes person for domestic violence, resilience and overcoming adversity for people all over the country.
Ugle is an experienced keynote speaker, telling her story on a range of podcasts including Mamma Mia and The Vulnerability Run Series, The Point NITV as well as speaking engagement events for corporate companies, schools and others.
She is an Ambassador for Coles and is involved in the Deadly & Proud campaign.
- Overcoming adversity