Dani Laidley : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Gender Transition and Age
Dani Laidley is a former Australian rules football coach and player know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Gender Transition and Age
|Birthdate ( Age)||27 March, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Western Australia, Australia|
|Children||Kane Laidley, Molly Laidley, Brooke Laidley|
|Profession||Former australian rules football coach|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Last Update||Nonember 2021|
Dani Laidley is a former Australian rules football coach and player, who played for the West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 1987 to 1997, including in North Melbourne's 1996 premiership team.
Assigned male at birth, Laidley played and coached in men's AFL. In November 2020, Laidley's lawyer said Laidley had undergone a gender transition to female and wished to be referred to as Ms Dani Laidley.
Early Life and Family
Laidley grew up in Balga, Western Australia, a working-class northern suburb of Perth.Lightly built, Laidley first played senior football at the West Perth Football Club and was recruited to be part of the West Coast Eagles' inaugural VFL squad in 1987.
Dani Laidley Wife and Children
Although Dean Laidley now prefers to be addressed as a woman, he was once married. Dean Laidley's wife was Joanne Laidley, and their marriage had bittersweet moments.He has three children.
Dani Laidley Net Worth
Dani Laidley is a former Australian rules football coach and player has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million.All earnings comes from his sports career.
Dani Laidley Gender Transition
Her transitioning to a woman became public in May 2020 after she was arrested for allegations of stalking and committing an indictable offence while on bail.In November 2020, Laidley's lawyer said Laidley had undergone a gender transition to female and wished to be referred to as Ms Dani Laidley.The images were also leaked to media outlets, which made headlines around the country.
Where is Dean Laidley now?
Laidley completed a mandatory rehabilitating treatment at the Hader Clinic in Geelong. This was part of the court's requirement if he wanted the charges against him to be forgotten. The court also insisted that he remain in his Moonee Ponds house as part of his bail requirements.
Laidley made her VFL debut for the West Coast Eagles in Round 1, 1987, against Richmond at Subiaco Oval. As an aggressive half-back line player and known as "The Junkyard Dog", Laidley was known for her commitment to the contest and to winning the ball. Her career suffered a major setback during the 1990 season when she required a knee reconstruction and found it hard to break back into the team, missing West Coast's 1992 premiership win.
At the end of 1992 Laidley was traded to North Melbourne. A trademark of her play was the execution of the strategy of either kicking out or receiving uncontested a short kick-out to the back pocket, a strategy which was later widely adopted by other clubs.
After the resignation of Denis Pagan as coach, Laidley was recruited as the new senior coach of the Kangaroos for the 2003 season. In her first two years, the team finished 10th. She coached the Kangaroos to the finals for her first time as coach in the 2005 season, but the club was defeated by Port Adelaide in an elimination final. In the 2006 season they regressed and finished 14th.
Laidley's ferocity as a player transferred into her coaching style, with her team said to embody the "Shinboner Spirit" of determination and never giving up. She was also seen on occasion to be aggressive towards her playing group.
In early November 2011, Laidley was announced as the new midfield coach of the St Kilda Football Club.Of the move, St Kilda's head of football, Chris Pelchen, said of Laidley: "Dean has a wealth of knowledge as a former player and coach in his own right. His experience will genuinely assist the development of the whole player list at the Saints."
In 2007, former Kangaroos' star Wayne Carey criticised Laidley and argued that another former teammate, John Longmire, should replace her as Laidley's contract was due for renewal at the end of 2007.After a forthright response by Laidley that referenced Carey's personal scandals, Carey responded by describing her as arrogant.
In May 2020, Laidley was arrested and charged with one count of stalking. She did not apply for bail.Laidley was allegedly found with 0.43 grams of methamphetamine in her bra at the time of her arrest.In November, she was placed into a diversion program and given an "adjourned undertaking with no conviction recorded" on the stalking charge.
A Victoria Police officer allegedly distributed photos of Laidley in women's clothing, taken while she was in custody. In December, the officer was charged with unauthorised access and disclosure of police information as well as misconduct in public office.