My Westfield Matildas Story: Sam Kerr - 'To do it at a World Cup? A dream come true'

Sam Kerr has FIFA Women's World Cup success firmly in her sights but the Westfield Matildas superstar heads to France with one simple, initial ambition: to gift her parents with a goal.

In a series of exclusive interviews for, we will be catching up with Ante Milicic's 23-player squad in the build-up to the World Cup. Today we hear from Sam Kerr.

Now one of the biggest names in the game, Australia's ace attacker has never forgotten the support provided by her nearest and dearest and she is setting out to say 'merci' in France. 

Despite finding the net 31 times in her 76 games for the Westfield Matildas, the Perth Glory striker has yet to find the net at a Women's World Cup. That's a statistic she is keen to see the back of at France 2019. 

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"There have been a lot of sacrifices made by my family," Kerr told

"I think the biggest sacrifice is when I've been injured – mum and dad taking time off work to be there for me, come across the country for my surgeries and always just being there when you need them, especially in those really down times.

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"They know how much it means to me to score for my country in any game, but to do it at a World Cup would be one of my dreams come true.

"I would be absolutely stoked and they would be really excited for me."

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