- Kate Lutkins tells how she combines motherhood and training
- The soccer star gave birth to a daughter just three months ago
- AFLW’s premier player is a three-time All Australian
Brisbane Lions star Kate Lutkins has revealed how she juggles motherhood and being a professional athlete, and how she managed to get back into training just three months after her daughter came into the world.
Lutkins, a three-time All Australian and 2021 AFLW Grand Final Best on Ground winner, missed most of the 2022 season with an ACL injury before becoming pregnant last year.
Lutkins, 35, says being a father and being an athlete complement each other.
“They both work very well together, they both complement each other and they also make you improve on each other,” he said. Seven news.
‘The nursery is only 10 minutes from the BHA stadium, so I go back and feed him, I go back to the stadium and do a run, recovery or gym session and then I go back to the nursery and feed him again. .’
Brisbane Lions star Kate Lutkins has opened up about juggling motherhood and the tough demands of being an athlete.
The three-time All Australian (pictured right in a match against GWS) gave birth to her daughter Riley just over three months ago.
Lutkins also has a job with the Australian Defense Force, but admits he had to take a year off after the arrival of his daughter Riley.
The star announced the news that he was expecting his first child with his wife Kate in October 2023 via Instagram.
She posted a photo of herself and her partner Kate with their dogs, and another image from the Disney movie ‘The Lion King’ with the characters saying “it’s a girl.”
“Look…Kate loves to cook for us (thank goodness), but I’ve recently started baking…” Lutkins wrote.
“We are grateful to announce that baby Clarkson will be born on October 23.”
The exciting news was met with well wishes from across the AFLW world, including the Lions club.
Lutkins (pictured) says the roles of athlete and mother complement each other
“We are all excited for Kate and his wife Kate as they begin their journey to parenthood,” said Breeanna Brock, Lions director of women’s soccer.
“We know she won’t be too far away from Brighton Homes Arena and the group, but we will certainly miss her on the pitch.
‘The entire Lions family is excited for Lutsy. “She is a great servant of the club and we wish her all the best in this exciting chapter.”