The star forward has been preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for a number of years, and etched her name into the history books when she scored two goals in the match against Canada.
I always believe in myself and my abilities. I try to block out the outside noise, and focus on what I do and what I am good at. Self-confidence plays a massive part in being able to conquer any fears or nerves I have before a game.
I have built confidence and self-belief during my sporting career by focusing on the process, being consistent and staying positive. I have let go of any fear and trusted myself to play freely, whilst also making sure I am always mentally and physically prepared to perform.
By focusing on the positives from that performance. Asking myself – what I did well, but also what can be better for next time. Allowing yourself to learn, is the best way to move forward after a disappointing game or individual performance.
The advice I’d give to younger fans and athletes is to stay determined, be positive, practice a lot, and to never let anybody tell you can’t do something. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything!
It's incredible working with other strong and determined female athletes. These are decorated athletes who have dominated their sports, achieved success, inspired others and become hugely powerful role models in Australia.
Looking after my wellbeing is all about self-care.
I make sure to keep active, eat healthy, stay hydrated, rest and recover, sleep well and do things in my down time that help my body relax.
A broader sporting perspective – packed out stadiums, more media coverage, bigger sponsors, games on prime-time television, equal pay and greater recognition for the incredible achievements and successes of female athletes.