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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Rugby - Sevens
Rugby Sevens Women
Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 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)
- 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
- Henschke Primary, Wagga Wagga (NSW, Australia)
- Kildare Catholic College, Wagga Wagga (NSW, Australia)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy- Charles Sturt University Albury NSW (2010- present)
Tim Walsh (2012-current)
Primary Training Base
Sydney Academy of Sport Narrabeen
- 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
- 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
- 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