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Australian rules footballer

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About me

  • Richmond Tigers
  • Sport
  • Australian Rules Football
  • AFLW
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Professional
  • Celebrity
  • Entertainment
  • Richmond Women
  • Rugby Union
  • Women’s Premiership Rugby
  • Influencer
  • Media

Akec Makur Chuot is a Role model and a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn, Richmond and Fremantle Football Club in the AFLW. Born in war-torn South Sudan,and spent 11 years of her childhood in Kakuma, a Kenyan refugee camp, before arriving in Perth, Western Australia at the age of 11.

Through sheer determination, a life-long can-do attitude and the support of her large family, akec has overcome Incredible hurdles to become the first African woman drafted into the Inaugural AFL Women's competition in 2017 with the Fremantle Football Club. Makur Chuot was Fremantle's 18th selection and the 139th overall in the 2016 AFL Women's draft. 

In 2018, she moved to Victoria to play with Carlton in the VFL Women's state competition. After Joining Richmond's VFLW Program in 2019, Makur Chuot was elevated to the Tiger's AFLW list ahead of the 2020 AFL Women's season. She made her club debut against Carlton at Ikon Park in the opening round of the 2020 AFLW season. The versitlw Winger/Half Back with The Hawthorn Football Club, Richmond and Fremantle Dockers in the AFLW.

Akec's impact extends beyond the football field, as she serves as a mentor for young African women and men, leader , a passionate Anti Racism advocate, and a role model as an Ambassador Helping Hoops along many other communities initiative and work she does. 

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business degree with a double major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Marketing. In addition to her academic pursuit, Akec is a talented content she, speaker and entrepreneur, running her own online business called Safari Boutique Australia. Her dedication to empowering others and breaking barriers has made her a beloved figure in the AFLW community.

After an impressive career spanning 40 AFLW games across six seasons, Akec announced her retirement from the game in 2023, leaving behind a legacy of resilience, leadership, and inspiration for future generations.

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