Abbey Holmes is a multifaceted Talent who continues to grow her brand and profile across both the sporting and media landscapes in Australia.
Hailing from South Australia, Holmes has always had sport in her blood. A netballer turned AFLW star, Abbey began to make waves after she famously became the first woman to kick 100 goals in a season during her time in the Northern Territory Football League. Holmes’ success in the NTFL led to her being selected to play in various exhibition matches, including a West End Slowdown and 2 x E.J Whitten Legends Games. Fast forward to 2016, Holmes was selected by the Adelaide Football club with their 13th pick for the inaugural 2017 AFL Women’s Season.
It was during this season, that Abbey went on to play every match, leading the team in handballs at season’s end. Holmes’ first season was capped off with becoming a premiership player for the Adelaide Football Club, the first AFLW team to win a premiership in 2017. Holmes extended her contract with the Crows for 2018 however; due to injury she was not offered a contract extension at seasons end.
Having now accomplished the highest achievement in the AFLW, Holmes is continuing to establish herself as a household name in the AFL world as she covers the sport at both VFL and AFL level with the Seven Network. Abbey also featured regularly on the Marngrook Footy Show prior to the show’s end, has co-hosted Nine’s Women’s Footy Show and is a boundary rider for AFL Nation throughout the AFL season.
Outside of AFL Abbey has also co-directed & hosted her own show Into the Outback with Abbey Holmes. However, her profile rose to even greater heights when she was announced as a contestant on season 4 of the hit reality TV Show Survivor in 2019. Abbey outwitted and shone in the competition as she made it to the final 5. Abbey made a return the following season in Australian Survivor ‘All Stars’ season combining the very best players from the first four seasons.
Abbey’s extensive football career, in conjunction with her work in the media & lifestyle spaces, combined with her influential and confident personality continue to make waves across the sporting and media worlds.