|Full name||Jenny Lynn Bindon|
|Date of birth||25 February 1973|
|Place of birth||Belleville, Illinois, United States|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Three Kings United|
|2016||Takapuna AFC (co-head coach)|
|2017–||UCLA Bruins (assistant/goalkeeping coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2014
Jenny Bindon (born Jenny Lynn Bourn; 25 February 1973) is an American-born association football coach and former goalkeeper who represented New Zealand at international level. She played 77 full internationals in between 2004 and 2010.
Jenny and her twin sister, Sarah, were multi-sport stars at Belleville West High School. The two participated in basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, and cross country. Girls soccer was not offered at the time.
Bindon played basketball (1991–93), tennis (1991–92), and soccer (1992) for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars. She left SIUE to enlist in the United States Coast Guard. After the Coast Guard, Bindon returned to the field in 1998 at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, where she played soccer and basketball.
Bindon made her full Football Ferns debut in a 0–2 loss to Australia on 18 February 2004, and represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China, where they lost to Brazil (0–5), Denmark (0–2) and China (0–2).
At the 2012 London Olympics, Bindon played all 360 minutes in 4 matches played by New Zealand. She conceded 5 goals, 2 to the USA who sent them home with a 0–2 quarter-final defeat. Other goals conceded in group stage, to Great Britain (0–1), Brazil (0–1), and Cameroon (3–1); Her goalkeeping performance was critical to New Zealand advancing to second stage, since they advanced by better goal difference than Korea DPR.
At 39 years of age, she was the oldest competitor in 2012 Olympic women's football tournament. After her last match in 2012 Olympics, she did not rule out competing for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, quote: “I’ve been asked that question many times because of my age. But there’s no reason for me to stop as long as this smile stays on my face and my body keeps holding out.”
Bindon announced her retirement from international football in February 2014.
After retiring, Binder later moved to coaching, which she has already pursued while as a player. Binder served as the assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the New Zealand under-17 women’s team, and goalkeeper coach for the New Zealand under-20 and senior women’s teams, and was joint head coach of third division Takapuna AFC during the 2016 NRFL season, the second female coach in that club to do so.
Bindon moved to New Zealand after her marriage to Grant Bindon, former captain of the New Zealand men's volleyball team, whom she met while they were students at Lewis University. They have one son, Tyler.
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