At home with young gun fe­male foot­baller r Darcy Vescio


SINCE grow­ing up in Mark­wood, 25km south­east of Wan­garatta, Darcy Vescio has made a name for her­self as one of the state’s best young fe­male foot­ballers. Named as a mar­quee player in the in­au­gu­ral Carl­ton Foot­ball Club women’s AFL foot­ball team, Vescio cur­rently rep­re­sents Dare­bin Fal­cons in the Women’s VFL.

Vescio, who is an AFL mul­ti­cul­tural am­bas­sador, al­ready works at the Blues as a graphic de­signer.

She will rep­re­sent the Western Bull­dogs in the AFL Women’s All-Stars ex­hi­bi­tion match tonight against Mel­bourne at Whit­ten Oval.

The game is set to be broad­cast from 7pm on Chan­nel 7, the first time women’s foot­ball has ever been broad­cast in prime time.

Typ­i­cal Satur­day morn­ing

Satur­day is my only free day of the week so I like to sleep in. I like to have a re­ally long sleep in, try not to set an alarm and wake up when­ever my body thinks it's the right time. Then I try to go for brunch and hope­fully have a few cof­fees. I try and just re­lax.

Se­cret do­mes­tic skill

I’m a bit of a cat whis­perer. Some­how, I’m at one with the cats. When­ever I see a cat, they come up for a pat. My house­mate has a cat and I get along with her re­ally well. I like to think I’m her favourite.

Sig­na­ture dish

If I’ve got a bit of time in the morn­ing, I like to make baked beans with grilled cheese on toast; that’s prob­a­bly my best dish.

On my be­side ta­ble

I’ve got a lamp for night-time read­ing, I’ve got my head­phones on there. I like to lis­ten to mu­sic be­fore I go to sleep.

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