Ashleigh Connor

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Ashleigh Connor
Personal information
Full name Ashleigh Connor
Date of birth (1989-09-03)3 September 1989
Place of birth Australia
Date of death 21 July 2011(2011-07-21) (aged 21)
Place of death Cataract, New South Wales, Australia
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Number -
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Illawarra Stingrays ? (?)
2009–2011 Central Coast Mariners ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2009.

Ashleigh Connor (3 September 1989 – 21 July 2011) was an Australian soccer player, who played for the Central Coast Mariners in the Australian W-League.[1]

Connor made her debut for the Mariners in 2009.[2] She was signed by the Mariners prior to the 2009 W-League season from the NSW Arrive Alive Women's Premier League club Illawarra Stingrays. Her Stingrays strike partner Michelle Heyman was also signed by the Mariners.[3][4]

Connor played for the Australian national team – the Matildas – in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifiers during 2007.[5]

Connor also played for the Marconi Stallions (2008) and Macarthur Rams prior to her move to the Stallions at Bossley Park.

On 21 July 2011, Connor was involved in a car accident on Appin Road in Cataract between Wollongong and Campbelltown that led to her death.[1]