Caitlin Foord

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Caitlin Foord
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Personal information
Full name Caitlin Jade Foord
Date of birth (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 19)
Place of birth Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Right winger, right wingback
Club information
Current team
Sky Blue FC
Number 4
Youth career
Illawarra Sports H.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 NSWIS
2009–2010 Central Coast Mariners 0 (0)
2010–2013 Sydney FC 35 (6)
2013- Sky Blue FC 15 (0)
2013–2014 Sydney FC (loan) 11 (5)
National team
2007–2011 Australia U-17 5 (1)
2011– Australia 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2012

Caitlin Jade Foord (born 11 November, 1994) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player, who currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League. She also plays for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League and is a member of the Australia women's national football team. She became the youngest Australian ever to play at a World Cup when she represented Australia at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup at the age of 16.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Mariners[edit]

Foord was signed by the Mariners in the off-season for the 2009 W-League season from the New South Wales Institute of Sport.[1][2]

Sydney FC[edit]

With the announcement that the Mariners would not field a women's team in the 2010–11 W-League season, Foord, along with fellow Mariners players Teresa Polias, Lydia Vandenbergh, and Renee Rollason, all switched to nearby club, Sydney FC.[3]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

In March 2013, it was announced that Foord had signed with American team, Sky Blue FC, for the inaugural season of the NWSL.[4][5]

International[edit]

Foord assisted the Australian Westfield U16 Women's team to progress through to the AFC U17 Women's Championship undefeated by scoring a hat-trick in a match against the Philippines.[6]

Catlin was announced in an extended Australian Westfield Women's under 17 squad for the upcoming ASEAN Cup in October and AFC Championships in November.[7]

Foord made her debut and scored for the Matildas on 12 May 2011, in a 3–0 friendly win against New Zealand at Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford.[8]

In June–July 2011, Foord competed at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. Foord started in two of the three group matches from right back, missing out on game two versus Equatorial Guinea. Foord then started from right midfield in the quarter-final game against Sweden, before showing off her quick pace down the right flank when reverting to the full-back position after Elyse Perry was substituted for Tameka Butt in the 59th minute. The Matildas were eliminated from the competition after losing this match 3–1. Foord was given the "Best Young Player" award for the tournament.[9]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Sydney FC

Individual[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Television and film[edit]

External video
Aussies Abroad: The Matildas (ESPN) retrieved 12/18/2013

In 2013, Foord was featured in an hour-long episode of ESPN's Aussies Abroad entitled, The Matildas, which profiled four Australian national team players (Foord, Lisa De Vanna, Kyah Simon, and Samantha Kerr) and their experience playing internationally.[11][12]

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