Libby Birch

AFLW Player. Media Personality. Physiotherapist

Libby Birch (born 3 December 1997) is an accomplished AFLW player, currently playing for the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos.

Growing up a talented sports star, Libby was a very accomplished netballer, captaining state and national teams, before making a switch to AFL in 2016 after being approached by AFLW stalwart Daisy Pearce, to trial for the Darebin Falcons ahead of the AFLW premier season. Within 3 months at VFL level, having never kicked a football prior to this, Birch was recruited as a rookie by Western Bulldogs.

Since then, Libby has continued her remarkable journey being named in multiple All-Australian teams and being the first Victorian Player to reach 50 and 75 games respectively in AFLW history. Libby played her first three seasons with the Western Bulldogs, before moving to the Melbourne Demons in 2020. In 2022, Libby won her second AFLW premiership, this time part of the Dees. In 2024 Libby will represent the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos, continuing her journey as one of AFLW’s most accomplished and respected players.

Off the field, Libby is a qualified physiotherapist working in disability and hospital wards. She is also an emerging football media talent, with experience co-hosting, providing expert commentary, football analysis, boundary riding and writing as a print columnist. Since the 2023 AFL (Men’s) season, Libby has held a prominent role within the 3AW Football Team as a Boundary Rider and in Expert Comments. 

Personally, Libby embodies the qualities of a true team player—she’s a natural leader, driven, competitive, relatable, and energetic, never wavering from her values and beliefs.

Passionate about promoting women’s participation in sports, Libby actively encourages young girls to get involved for fun, health, wellbeing, and life skills development, participating in a range of initiatives that promote healthy benefits.

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  • AFLW Premiership Player: 2018 & 2022
  • 2x All-Australian Team: 2020 & 2022
  • 4x AFLPA 22Under22 Team
  • MFC Club Trademark award: 2020
  • First Victorian AFLW player to reach 50 & 75 games