Australian sportswoman who has played baseball, Australian football, and American football at high levels, Jacinda Barclay has sadly passed away. Jacinda who has represented the Australian national team in five Women’s Baseball World Cups, and played professional football for the Chicago Bliss in the Legends Football League and Greater Western Sydney in the AFL Women’s competition was reported to have died today October 12 2020. Her cause of death or what led to her sudden demise was not made known to the public.
Jacinda’s death news was announced by Baseball Club, Greenway Giants via their official Facebook. Reacting to her death they wrote, “Unfortunately we have lost one of our most inspirational Greenway Giants.”
She was a foundation member of the GREEN GIANTS AFLW team.
Few Things You Need To Know About Jacinda Barclay
She was an Australian sportswoman who has played baseball, Australian football, and American football at high levels. Born and raised in Chidlow, Western Australia, Jacinda Barclay attended La Salle College.
As of 2016, she was working in the professional diving industry as an assistant life support technician and had aspirations to become a sports psychologist.
Barclay began playing Australian football at the age of twelve, although she gave it up for a period in order to concentrate on baseball.
She began playing American football in 2012 while living in Chicago. Her initial attempts to win a contract in the Legends Football League were thwarted by her visa status.
Barclay later signed with the New South Wales Surge for the inaugural 2013–14 season of LFL Australia (the competition’s the only season so far). She played as a quarterback, leading her team to a title and winning an award as the best offensive player in the league. In 2016, Barclay was scouted by the Chicago Bliss in the main LFL competition in the United States. She won a championship in her first season.