Series Created by Sarah Wolfer – Seattle Majestics Player
The Seattle Majestic Football team launched a series on March 8th to highlight the many impressive women who make up the team. The Seattle Majestics players and coaches come from all walks of lives with varying backgrounds and experiences who are unified by one common goal – Winning the IX Cup in Denver, Colorado this summer.
This #FootballFriday we are bringing you the inspiring story of a Majestics Rookie who at the age of 22 is a lawyer, a musician, and an impressive athlete on the football field. As an Australian implant here in Seattle, her take on all things football and breaking barriers are sure to be motivating. Check out Kodie’s story here!
Tell us about yourself and your journey to become a tackle football player with the Seattle Majestics. How did you get started playing football?
I’m Kodie, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Brisbane (Australia). In Australia I studied law and recently became a lawyer in 2018. My other passion is music – I’ve been playing guitar and singing for about 10 years and I’m an artist on Spotify/Apple music.
I started playing tackle football in my 3rd year at university. After I stopped playing soccer, I needed a new challenge and some sort of sport back in my life and then I found tackle football.
Why the Seattle Majestics and the WNFC?
I chose the Seattle Majestics because I had been to Seattle once before – I thought the city was beautiful and it felt like an instant fit. Seattle is also really different from home, especially when it comes to the weather, so I wanted to experience it in full. After speaking to Scott McCarron for the first time, I decided that’s where I wanted to go. The structure of the team and the information that Scott gave me solidified my desire to play overseas. The new league really intrigued me with the path they are going down to develop women’s football and it’s something I want to be apart of.
As part of the Women’s National Football Conference, the Seattle Majestics are now sponsored by Adidas through the “She Breaks Barriers” campaign. What do you feel are the biggest barriers facing women in sports today?
Much like other women, I believe that the biggest barrier women face in sports is that they don’t get the attention that they need, and it’s not taken seriously enough.
What do you see as your role in changing that?
I think the experience and knowledge that I’ll gain from the Seattle Majestics will be a huge benefit to me and I’ll be able to transfer and share everything I learn to the league in Queensland.
Based on your own experience, what advice would you give girls growing up today?
Never let someone tell you that you can’t do something. If you want something, work hard and get it. Playing in a male dominated sport and working in a male dominated field has shown me that women can do the same things as men.
Who is your (s)hero and how did/ does she inspire you?
Serena Williams. She’s such a big name in women’s sports in general, she stands up for what she believes in (women’s equality in sport), and she’s an amazing athlete.
My dog Jersey (pictured below) is also my hero – miss you girl!
If you want to see Kodie and the Seattle Majestics in action, you can purchase your tickets HERE. If you aren’t local to the Greater Seattle area, but want to see these amazing women playing football – you’re in luck! The WNFC recently joined forces with USCREEN and announced “WNFCTV.” Check out more information and watch the games live HERE.