Spotlight On: Sarah Hunter

In the third edition of 'Spotlight On,' CommBank Young Matildas, Sarah Hunter talks about the legacy she wants to leave, when she's wearing the green and gold at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2022™.

Q1: Tell us about your football journey?

A: I started when I was four years old, my older brother signed up to play football and I'd watch from the sidelines but was really eager to play. I'd go around telling everyone that I was playing, even though I wasn't even signed up, so eventually, my mum and dad put me into my brother's team where I played for a few years.

I developed a real love, passion and competitiveness for the game and now, I play for Sydney FC in the A-League Women's.

Q2: How would you describe your playing style?

A: I'm definitely very competitive and I think my teammates would agree. I want to win everything which can be annoying, because you can't win everything and that's frustrating for me. I like to think I'm a leader, who leads by example and knows how to control the game, be calm on the ball and see things not everyone would see.

Q3: How would you describe yourself off the pitch?

A: As a person, I'm really similar, I'm still very competitive off the pitch as well. I'm a really driven person who is very goal-focused.

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Q4: What are your footballing goals and aspirations?


A: Playing for the Matildas is every little girl's dream and it's mine too. That's what I am aiming for, along with playing overseas. I support Chelsea so playing for them is also the dream!

Q5: What legacy do you hope to leave by representing your country on the world stage?

A: I want to help as many people as I can and make the world a better place. Hopefully what I do on the pitch can inspire people off the pitch. Whether that's through meeting young girls and boys, I just want to leave a positive mark on the community.