Alicia Quirk

Alicia Quirk

Rugby - Sevens Schedule & Results

(Local) / 07:00 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's Gold Medal Match

24 (Won)

17 (Lost)

Australia

New Zealand


Alicia Quirk


Australia (AUS)
New Zealand (NZL)

(Local) / 02:30 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's Semi-final 1

17 (Won)

5 (Lost)

Australia

Canada


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(Local) / 05:00 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarter-final 1

24 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Spain


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(Local) / 01:30 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool A

12 (Tied)

12 (Tied)

Australia

United States of America


Alicia Quirk


(Local) / 06:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool A

36 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Fiji


Alicia Quirk


(Local) / 01:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool A

53 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Colombia


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Athlete Biography

Alicia ‘Quirky’ Quirk made the transition from touch football to rugby sevens in 2013. She made the switch knowing Rugby Sevens was debuting in Rio 2016, and will now get the chance to compete on sport’s biggest stage this August.

Quirk won the Touch Football World Cup in 2011 in Scotland. She made the switch to rugby sevens soon after and made her senior debut in 2013. The following year she won her first Sevens World Series Cup in Dubai.

The ball player, well known as one of the fittest on the field, won gold at the 2015 London sevens at Twickenham Stadium in London in front of her parents, which she still counts as one of her career highlights.

Quirk was a part of history in 2016 when the Australian side won their first World Series after an exceptional season. Throughout the 2015/16 season she made the third most amount of tackles with 16.

Born in Wagga Wagga, she has a Women’s Sevens Best and Fairest medal named after her in her hometown. She is currently taking Portuguese lessons in her spare time and is studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy through Charles Sturt University.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 2nd - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – France Sevens (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
  • 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Atlanta Sevens (Atlanta, USA)
  • 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • 1st - 2015-16 Sevens World Series – Dubai Sevens (Dubai, UAE)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the 2015 London 7's at Twickenham Stadium in front of my parents
  • Qualifying for the Rio Olympics
  • My first 7's World Series win in Dubai 2014

Education

  • Primary
    Henschke Primary, Wagga Wagga (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Kildare Catholic College, Wagga Wagga (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy- Charles Sturt University Albury NSW (2010- present)

Training

  • Coach
    Tim Walsh (2012-current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney Academy of Sport Narrabeen

Q&A

Superstition/s
Tie my left shoe before my right and I give Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick a high five every game just before we run out.
Favourite food
Chicken Pad See Ew
Favourite holiday destination
Ios in Greece / Bali
Favourite music
Country/ RNB
Dream car
Range Rover
Personal Motto
Whatever I do, never give up
Star Sign
Aries
I would spend my last $10 on
Chicken Pad See Ew lunch special at Chilli Club Thai $9.80
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
BMX
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman 400m Sydney 2000
First Olympic Memory?
Nikki Webster singing Strawberry Kisses
Most Influential person in your career/life
Tim Walsh / My Dad
Why this sport?
As it is the most mentally and physically challenging thing I've ever decided to do