I grew up in Wagga Wagga and a huge part of my teenage life revolved around football, so my love for the game has been with me for as long as I can remember. My Dad immigrated from Egypt in the '60s, so he was pretty excited to have my sister and I play the 'world sport'!
I maintained my love for the sport when I was at University in Sydney playing for both USYD & UTS. My boyfriend is also an avid football fan, so we stay pretty on top of most leagues, no matter what time of day they are broadcast in Australia!
I am now a female in music and we often struggle to find people to look up to, especially in the electronic landscape. My goal is to leave a legacy of my own and inspire the next generation – exactly what the Matildas are doing. You don’t have to be an emerging footballer to be inspired by what these amazing women are doing – their success can motivate all of us! I’m onside because I want the world to see what Australian women can do.
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Five reasons why Australia needs to get behind the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bid
I was continually connected to new people from different backgrounds. The first weekend I spent with my boyfriend included a game of 6-a-side with his friends in Reservoir. Adorably, we connected on football early on... plus I scored a few goals. Can you imagine the impact bringing the Women’s World Cup here would have in both uniting Australia and showcasing all our amazing, diverse and multi-cultural communities within the nation? It would be wild!
Plus, we won't have to travel to feel global. Although it’s common for players to get worldwide recognition overseas, if everyone came to us… the impact would be iconic.
So come on Australia, add your name to our Bid! #GetOnside at AusBid2023.com – all you need to do is sign your name up, to show FIFA that we are passionate about hosting this amazing event here.