Born: 16 November 1991
Resides: Perth, Australia
AFLW fans found out just how good Kiara Bowers is in 2019.
A five-time Western Australian Women’s Football League Best and Fairest winner, Bowers was signed as one of two marque players for Fremantle ahead of the inaugural AFLW season. But after going down in the WAWFL finals in 2016, Bowers underwent a third knee reconstruction. Bowers showed her quality off-field, named vice-captain as she diligently completed her rehab. Complications in her recovery again prevented Bowers from joining her teammates on field in 2018 but she remained a force off it before a stunning debut in 2019.
The tough, dynamic midfielder took the competition by storm, leading the Dockers into a maiden finals campaign and taking out the club’s best and fairest award. Bowers was named in the centre-line in the All-Australian side, finished runner up to Erin Phillips in the AFLW’s MVP Award and was second in the voting for the most courageous player. Bowers was also second in the Coaches Player of the Year Award in a remarkable comeback story.
After re-signing with Fremantle for two more years, Bowers is determined to make her mark again in 2020.