You're going to keep hearing the name Darcy Vescio. This is why.

Last Friday night, in front of a packed out stadium, Carlton downed Collingwood in the first game of the inaugural AFL Women’s competition.

More than 24,000 people lined the stands and stairwells, thousands more were turned away and one woman led her team to a historic victory.

Carlton full-forward Darcy Vescio kicked four of her side’s seven goals and everyone agreed: a star was born.

The marquee player has been playing Aussie rules since she started Auskick at five years old in Whorouly, Wangaratta.

By Grade Six, she was one of handful of girls still playing in the under-14s, before she was forced to stop when she hit puberty.

“I thought that was just natural — that you played until you were 14 and then you stopped and played whatever other ball sport you could,” she recalls in A Footy Girl’s Guide to The Stars of 2017 by Nicole Hayes and Alicia Sometimes.

“I remember I didn’t kick up a fuss — just accepted it. Looking back, I realise none of it was very fair at all.”

Listen to our Round One wrap up here:

Her return to the field was triumphant and she won three VWFL premierships with the Darebin Falcons.

She’s also represented the Victorian state team twice and before being selected by Carlton was playing for the Western Bulldogs for the past two years.

it appears Tay Tay ain’t the only playa with flawless technique… #breaktheinternet

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And she’s bloody delightful to boot.

By day, Vescio is a graphic designer at Carlton HQ and a Pokemon Go fan in her spare time, just FYI.

It’s not hard to see why fans are loving her.

Talking to the ABC on Saturday morning after her national debut, Vescio was still on top of the world.

“It feels unreal, I’m still buzzing from last night. I think all the girls are just really thrilled all of our hard work paid off for round one,” she said.

wen you laugh togetha cos you know ur gonna smash the patriarchy. . Tonight. 7.45pm. Ikon Park. #boundbyblue

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“[After the game] we just hung out in the rooms and tried to soak it all in, you’ll only play the first ever AFL women’s game once.

“It was pretty rough, heaps of big clashes, I’m pretty sore this morning. But that’s footy.”

Carlton will be back at Ikon Park on Saturday afternoon for Round Two when they take on the GWS Giants at 3.35pm.

It looks to be a huge day of footy, with the Melbourne and Collingwood clash now set to follow in a double-header.

Get down early and make sure you keep an eye out for #3 in the navy blue.

Check out the full fixture here.