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The First Indigenous Female Professional American Football (Gridiron) Athlete to debut in the USA.
The first Australian in history invited to play for Team USA All Stars
A cancer survivor also living with Lupus SLE, Kira-Lea is an Indigenous athlete, mother of 3 and university student. She has played across a range of football codes including AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Oz Tag and Gridiron.
Best known for her representation on the NSW coyotes Gridiron team she this year became the first Indigenous Australian to play Professional Gridiron in the USA for New York Wolves.
All happened just two years after she was diagnosed with cancer.
A proud Aboriginal woman of the Wiradjuri tribe from Orange in New South Wales, Dargin-Barsukoff has regularly featured on the wing in the Koori Knockout rugby league carnival.
Having been a long-time fan of American football, the 28-year-old finally decided to suit up in 2017.
Her journey mirrors that of NRL star Jarryd Hayne, who walked away from rugby league to try his hand at the American game.
Kira-lea has played the following seasons:
2017 UNSW Raiders
2018 NSW Coyotes
2018 Sydney Lions
2019 New York Wolves
2019 UNSW Raiders
2019 USA All Stars