Mia-Rae Clifford

Mia-Rae Clifford (born 10 August 1986) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for Fremantle in the AFL Women's competition.

Mia-Rae Clifford
Clifford in July 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986
Original team(s) St Kilda Sharks (VFL Women's)
Draft No. 89, 2016 AFL Women's draft
Debut Round 1, 2017, Melbourne
vs. Brisbane, at Casey Fields
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017 Melbourne 07 (0)
2019 Geelong 08 (6)
2020– Fremantle 00 (0)
Total 15 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2019 season.
Source: AustralianFootball.com

She was drafted by Melbourne with their twelfth selection and eighty-ninth overall in the 2016 AFL Women's draft.[1] She made her debut in the fifteen point loss to Brisbane at Casey Fields in the opening round of the 2017 season.[2] She played every match in her debut season to finish with seven games.[3] She was not retained on Melbourne's list at the end of the season and was subsequently delisted in May 2017.[4]

In August 2018, Clifford joined AFLW expansion club, Geelong.[5]

In April 2019, Clifford was delisted by Geelong[6] and later signed as a delisted free agent by Fremantle.[7]

As of 2017, Clifford was engaged to Collingwood's Penny Cula-Reid. The pair have been referred to as the first openly gay couple in the league.[8]


  1. Burgan, Matt (12 October 2016). "No.89: Mia-Rae Clifford". MelbourneFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  2. Australian Associated Press (3 February 2017). "AFLW: All the round one teams". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  3. "Mia-Rae Clifford". AustralianFootball.com. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  4. Burgan, Matt; Lewis, Georgina (26 May 2017). "List changes made to Women's squad". MelbourneFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  5. http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2018-08-29/aflw-trio-sign
  6. Oates, Stacey (26 April 2019). "AFLW Cats re-sign 24". Geelong. Telstra Media.
  7. "AFLW list continues to build: Clifford signs". Fremantle. Telstra Media. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  8. "First openly gay AFL player couple: "We're proud, and proud of each other"". The Age. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
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