Mary Fowler parents are, Kelvin Fowler and Nido Fowler. Like their daughter, they are also football enthusiasts and her father was once a runner. While they may not have pursued a professional career in sports, they have continued to encourage and support their daughter’s passion.
Meet Mary Fowler’s Parents
Her Father, Kelvin Fowler is From Dublin, Ireland but his Daughter plays for Australia
Mary Fowler’s father Kelvin only became known for his daughter’s fame as a football player. While not so much is known about his early life and family background, we garnered that he is the second eldest of 10 siblings born to his parents. They are of Irish descent and were raised in Ballymum, Dublin, Ireland.
Though from Ireland, his daughter Mary plays for Australia since she was born there. The 20-year-old recall that there were times she got tempted to play for Ireland but did not as she feels strongly connected to Australia. Asides from being her birthplace, her circle of friends also resides there.
In 2021 Australia faced Ireland at the women’s international friendly match in Tallaght. Even though Australia lost the match, Mary got the chance to meet her grandfather the senior Kelvin who has also been supportive of Mary’s football career. She also expressed that she’s looking forward to face Ireland at the 2023 World Cup.
Mary’s Father also Pursued an Athletic Career
Apparently, Mary took after her father’s athletic genes. He was a talented runner during his teenage years and also had a passion for football. His skills even earned him an athletic scholarship to a US college but he later pursued a different career path. Nonetheless, he still got to play football in local competitions during his visit to Papua New Guinea.
Mary’s father Kelvin is established as an aid worker for the Irish government and was involved in a social project in Mount Hagen that aimed at recruiting wanted criminals into policemen.
Raising kids who also have athletic passion has not been so easy for Kelvin. Mary and her siblings started honing their skills at a very age and it was his responsibility to support and encourage them. He revealed that the family lived between Europe and Australia as their children pushed to make their football dreams a reality.
He noted that, like every parent, he also wants the best for his children and has been sorting for opportunities as well as making sacrifices for them. True to this, Mary said her family has gone all out for her and they are simply the best.
Mary’s Mother, Nido Fowler is From Papua New Guinea
Mary’s mother Nido Fowler is from Kirakira, a village in Papua New Guinea. She and Kelvin met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend when he went there to work. The pair became friends and soon started a relationship that saw them get married. Thereafter, they moved to Ireland and later to Dublin where their first two children were birthed. Subsequently, they settled in Sydney.
Like her husband, Nido has also been very supportive of her daughter’s athletic pursuits. While they never raised their children to become athletes, the environment they were raised contributed to their active lifestyle.
Mary is One of Five Siblings
Mary Fowler isn’t the only child of her parents. She was raised alongside two brothers and two sisters – Quivi, Ciara, Louise, and Seamus. The five grew up in North Queensland and were known as “The Fowler Five”. They spend most of their time outdoors playing with white sand on the grassy hills of Trinity Beach which was only a distance away from Cairns.
Like Mary, her siblings also share a passion for football and have been playing from a young age. In fact, it was her older brother Caoimhin Quivi who first got started professionally, and others followed the same path.
Unlike most children, “The Flower Five” unplugged from technology since their early years and they didn’t own a television. Rather, they created their fun while honing their skills. They organized family Olympic games and tournaments where the winners would get a medal. This not only helps the children stay focused but also has a great parenting style.