Jacinda Barclay Wiki – Jacinda Barclay Biography
Jacinda Barclay was a multi-sport Australian athlete. She played Australian rules in the AFLW for the Greater Western Sydney Giants and had a sporting background in baseball and American football. She made 23 appearances for the Giants over four seasons, represented Australia as a pitcher in the Women’s Baseball World Cup five times, and also played as a quarterback for the Chicago Bliss in the Legends Football League in the United States, winning a championship in her debut season. She joined the Giants from the UNSW-ES Bulldogs as the 65th pick in the 2016 AFLW draft. Barclay had previously been placed on the inactive list (still a GWS player, but unavailable for selection) for the 2021 season.
In baseball, Barclay was a pitcher for the Australian baseball team. She was playing state baseball at the age of 15 and made her World Cup debut aged 17 for the 2008 World Cup in Japan. She won a silver and two bronze medals across five World Cups between 2008 and 2016.
Jacinda Barclay Age
Jacinda Barclay was born on 18 February 1991, in Chidlow, Perth, Australia. She died on 12 October 2020. She was 29 years old.
Jacinda Barclay was born in Western Australia to a family of New Zealand descent.
Jacinda Barclay Suicide – Jacinda Barclay Death
Jacinda Barclay died on 12 October 2020, at the age of 29. was found dead at a house in the Perth suburb of Chidlow. According to WA Police, her death is not being treated as suspicious. The Barclay family confirmed her death in a statement. The statement read: “It is with deep regret and sadness that the Barclay Whanau (family) announces the passing of our beautiful and beloved daughter, Jacinda Hannah Barclay. She was a shining comet that soared through this world casting her radiant light of love on all she met. Though that comet has now shattered into a million pieces, the memory of it will remain a beacon for all women in high profile sports to strive to excel, to dare to be great while staying humble and proud. The Whanau request that your respect out privacy at this sad time.”
Giants chief executive Dave Matthews said: “Jacinda was a much-loved member of the Giants family and we are all devastated by her passing. Jacinda gave up a great deal to follow her sporting dreams around the world and we are grateful that she called our club home for four years. As an inaugural Giants AFLW player, Jacinda was a vital part of our club. More than that though, Jacinda’s spirit and infectious personality made her a popular and unforgettable member of the Giants family. She will always be a part of our club. Our thoughts and condolences are with Jacinda’s family and friends during this extremely tough time.”
Jacinda Barclay Mental Health
Friends, teammates, and acquaintances of Barclay also shared emotional messages on social media, reflecting on both her achievements and her struggles. A friend on Instagram account ‘dollzynbabydoll’, opened up on Jacinda Barclay’s mental health in an emotional Instagram post. The friend wrote in part: “Mental health can get the better of all of us on certain days. It aint weak to speak. The last time i asked Cinda if she was ok she said “all good in the hood.” Let Cinda’s passing open up our eyes to the importance of putting up your hand and asking for more support when life gets too much.”
Former GWS Giants player Alexandra Saundry paid tribute to Barclay saying it is “okay to not be okay”. Saundry tweeted: “Rest easy beautiful girl 🧡. Loved playing alongside you sista. Put an arm around your mates today. It’s okay to not be okay #StandTall”
Cause of Death
Jacinda Barclay’s cause of death was suicide.
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Little is known about Jacinda Barclay’s partner.
She was 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.