In a heartwarming and glamorous engagement, Broome-raised Fremantle Dockers star Bailey Banfield recently proposed to his beloved partner, Julia Edwards, amidst the breathtaking backdrop of New York City. Bailey Banfield, a celebrated figure both on and off the footy field, hails from the well-known Banfield family of Broome, proprietors of the illustrious Willie Creek Pearls. Bailey’s football prowess has shone on the field, but his recent off-field triumph has captured hearts across WA The engagement news quickly made its way to social media, drawing widespread congratulatory messages and well-wishes from near and far. Julia Edwards posted the pictures of the engagement on Instagram, expressing her joy with a heartfelt caption: “Possibly the biggest surprise and certainly the happiest moment of my life so far... ❤️” The proposal took place in the iconic New York Museum of Modern Art, where the couple shared a significant moment amidst the world’s most famous works of art. Among those who joined the chorus of congratulations on Julia’s Instagram post was well-known West Australian personality Brooke Blurton, originally from the Pilbara, who simply wrote, “Congratulations.” “THIS IS HUGE,” weareflagmantle replied. “OMG STOP IT I CANNOT HANDLE THIS,” another wrote. Fremantle midfielder and fellow WA boy Jordan Clark said, “Congrats guys”. Banfield and Edwards were matchy-matchy in September at the Brownlow Medal afterparty, stealing the thunder from the stars at the AFL’s night of nights. Edwards looked regal as she bowled up to the Merrywell Rooftop in a triple pearl necklace and a siren red gown. Her regal look pinched the attention of the big names kicking on at the Asahi Super Dry After Party in Melbourne. She accessorised her stunning look with a must-have seashell Sirena Clutch purse, which sells for $700, to go with her thigh-high red satin gown. Banfield wasn’t afraid to get in on the act, rocking some matching bling.