Daisy Pearce Biography: Husband, Net Worth, Salary, Age, Twins, Parents, Eagles, Partner

Posted By Lorenza Nicholas February 29, 2024


Daisy Pearce (born May 27, 1988), renowned for her illustrious career in Australian rules football, decided to transition from player to coach in 2023. She remains a standout figure in the sport’s annals with many accolades and accomplishments.

While on the field, Pearce clinched three premierships and garnered three All-Australian selections, etching her name as an icon in the game. Beyond her on-field prowess, she has made significant strides as a media personality, providing expert commentary for the Seven Network and 1116 SEN.

Now assuming the role of AFLW senior coach for the West Coast Eagles, Daisy Pearce brings her wealth of experience and knowledge to guide the next generation of players, marking a new chapter in her storied career.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Daisy Pearce
Born: 27 May 1988 (age 35 years old)
Place of Birth: Bright, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Education: Eltham High School
Height: 1.7 m
Parents: Daryl Pearce, Dee Pearce
Siblings: Will Pearce, Harry Pearce, Ruby Pearce, Ali Pearce
Spouse: Ben O’Neill (m. 2014)
Boyfriend • Partner: Ben O’Neill
Children: Roy O’Neill, Sylvie O’Neill
Occupation: Rules Footballer
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Daisy Pearce, an esteemed Australian rules football figure, was born on May 27, 1988, in the charming and picturesque town of Bright, Victoria. Her loving parents, Daryl Pearce and Dee Pearce, nurtured her growing up. 

In addition to her parents’ guidance, Daisy Pearce found companionship in her two brothers, Will Pearce and Harry Pearce

Moreover, Daisy Pearce also enjoyed having two younger half-siblings named Ruby Pearce and Ali Pearce in her family dynamic. Daisy‘s educational journey led her to attend Eltham High School before graduating from Bright P-12 College.


Daisy Pearce‘s journey in football commenced in 2005 with the Darebin Falcons in the VWFL. Her exceptional talents and natural leadership qualities swiftly propelled her to a pivotal role within the team. As captain for eight consecutive years, from 2008 to 2016, Pearce led the Falcons to an impressive tally of ten premiership victories.

While at Darebin, Pearce amassed numerous individual accolades, including seven league best and fairest awards and five Darebin best and fairest awards.

In 2017, Australian women’s football reached a significant milestone with the inception of the AFL Women’s (AFLW) competition. This historic moment allowed gifted athletes like Daisy Pearce to shine. Pearce was selected as the top pick in the Melbourne Football Club’s inaugural national women’s draft, underscoring her exceptional talents and remarkable leadership attributes.

Taking on the captaincy role at Melbourne, Pearce embraced the responsibility with aplomb. Swiftly establishing herself as a prominent figure within the club, she emerged as a linchpin in the AFLW arena.

Daisy Pearce‘s exceptional leadership and on-field prowess played a pivotal role in guiding the Demons to success. Under her stewardship, Melbourne secured their maiden AFLW premiership in season 7, solidifying Pearce’s standing as one of the league’s preeminent players of all time.

Awards & Nominations

  • Melbourne Best and Fairest: 2014, 2017, 2018, 2022 (Season 6)
  • AFLPA AFLW Best Captain: 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 (Season 6)
  • AFL Women’s State of Origin Best-on-Ground: 2017
  • Darebin Falcons Best and Fairest: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL) Best and Fairest: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • AFL Women’s All-Australian Team: 2017 (Captain), 2018, 2022 (Season 6)

Social Media

  • Instagram: @daisypearce27
  • Twitter: @daisy_pearce27
  • Facebook: @DaisyPearce

Personal Life

Daisy Pearce, aged 35, and firefighter Ben O’Neill have been in a committed relationship for several years, starting in 2014. Their love for each other grew stronger when they became parents in February 2019, as they welcomed twins into their lives. 

However, their joy was accompanied by worry as their son was diagnosed with dextrocardia, an uncommon congenital heart condition that was detected during Daisy‘s pregnancy.

She led the Dees as captain from 2017 to 2018, then resumed the role from 2020 through season seven in 2022. Daisy Pearce temporarily stepped away in 2019 to welcome twins Sylvie O’Neill and Roy O’NeillPearce‘s stellar performances earned her spots in the AFLW All-Australian team in 2017, 2018, and 2022 (season six), alongside being honored as the AFL Players’ Association’s best captain on four occasions.

Net Worth

Daisy Pearce‘s net worth fluctuates between $1 million and $5 million. Her revenue from AFLW and different sponsorships and endorsements are said to have played a key part in her wealth accumulation. 

Pearce has also shown commercial success, moving into the fashion sector with her clothing brand and giving media consultancy services. These projects add to her total financial success and influence.

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