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Good Cup Chats and Brews — Birch and Blackburn

As a defender, Libby Birch doesn’t kick many goals.

But after a contentious double 50m penalty in Round 7 this year, she kicked her first AFLW major of her career.

Birch’s fist-pump celebration mid-100m penalty was one of the highlights of teammate Ellie Blackburn’s season.

To celebrate the end of AFLW 3.0, and Birch’s first goal, Blackburn rewarded Birch with a trip to the Fairfield Boathouse.

From water-skiing and family holidays to her unique talents, get to know these two AFLW stars away from the football field, brought to you by Gloria Jeans Coffees.

Gloria Jean’s is the official coffee partner of the AFL Players’ Association and was the proud sponsor of the 2019 AFLW MVP Awards, including the AFLW MVP of the Week competition, which ran throughout the AFLW season.