Lara Dunkley

Lara Dunkley
The newly appointed vice-captain is the hype girl of the Firebirds team, with her high vibes seeing her act as the team’s barometer on and off the court.

Growing up with two brothers, who went on to play AFL, it is no surprise that Dunkley is one of the most competitive people on the planet.

That competitive nature doesn’t just come out on court when wearing the purple dress, she will treat a friendly game of Uno like she’s representing Australia at the Olympics!

The 26-year-old, who hails from Yarram in country Victoria, also has a big heart and embraces all players and staff as part of the purple family.

Since joining the Birdies via Melbourne Vixens as a replacement player in 2020, the talented midcourter has become a regular part of the starting seven – and looks set to take her game to a new level in 2022.