Tanya Oxtoby

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Tanya Oxtoby
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Personal information
Full name Tanya Helen Oxtoby[1]
Date of birth (1982-06-15) 15 June 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Wickham, Australia
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers Belles
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Northern NSW Pride ?
? Northern Redbacks ?
? Western Waves ?
? National Training Centre ?
2008–2012 Perth Glory[3] 40 (0)
2012– Doncaster Rovers Belles
Teams managed
2012– Nottingham Forest
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 November 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tanya Helen Oxtoby (born 15 June 1982) is an Australian soccer player and coach. In February 2012 she signed for English FA WSL team Doncaster Rovers Belles, after four seasons playing for Perth Glory in the Australian W-League.[4] In July 2012 agreed to manage Nottingham Forest Ladies, in addition to her playing duties with Doncaster.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Wickham, Western Australia, Oxtoby began playing as an eight year old in the Pilbara town of Wickham, initially playing in a team coached by her father. [5]

Between 1995 and 1999 she attended the Soccer Excellence Program at John Curtin College of the Arts.[6] In 1999 Oxtoby was selected for the Australian Under–19 Schoolgirls team but did not make the touring squad to England.[7]

In 2005 Oxtoby was appointed captain of the Western Waves in the Australian Women's National Soccer League.

In 2008 she was appointed captain of Perth Glory's women's team in the W-League.[8] She was one of only a few players of Indigenous descent to play in the W-League.[9]

In February 2009 she was named best player for the Glory, winning the Most Glorious Women's Player award.[10] Oxtoby collected the same award for her performances in the 2011 season.[11] Overall she played 40 matches for the Glory between 2008 and 2012.[12]

Oxtoby, who has dual English–Australian citizenship, joined Glory team mate Katie Holtham at Doncaster Rovers Belles for the 2012 FA WSL season.[13]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2007 Oxtoby was appointed assistant coach of the Football West National Training Centre. During 2008 she was appointed Western Australia women's Under-15 coach. [14]

In July 2012 Oxtoby was appointed manager and head coach of English FA Women's Premier League Northern Division club Nottingham Forest,[15] a role she combined with playing for Doncaster in the FA WSL.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/03/2012 and 31/03/2012". TheFA.com. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tanya Oxtoby". FootballAustralia.com.au. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Perth Glory Westfield W-League Player Stats". Perth Glory FC. 10 November 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Player profiles". Perth Glory FC. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Glory Women Far From Downhearted". FootballWA.net. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ Rickers, Peter. "Elite Player Profiles 1990–2009". John Curtin College of the Arts. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Australian Schoolgirls Teams 1987–2006". NSW School Football. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "Glory W-League skipper". Perth Glory FC. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  9. ^ "The Glory Girls". Stateline WA. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Oxtoby voted most Glorious". Community Newspaper Group. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  11. ^ Chris Correia (24 January 2012). "Oxtoby named Perth's best". Football Australia. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Howe, Andrew. "Westfield W-League 2013/14 and Westfield Matildas Media Guide". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Defenders/ Tanya Oxtoby". Doncaster Rovers Belles. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Alistair Edwards Resigns". Football West. 1 November 2007. Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  15. ^ "Forest Appoint Aussie Oxtoby". She Kicks. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Tanya In Dual Role". Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.