Rhali Dobson

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Rhali Dobson
Personal information
Full name Rhali Dobson
Date of birth (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Australia
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Number 10
Youth career
Wauchope SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Newcastle Jets 6 (0)
2011–2012 Newcastle Jets 9 (1)
2012–2013 Merewether United
2013 Adamstown Rosebud
2013– Newcastle Jets 26 (9)
2014 Adamstown Rosebud (loan)
2016 Adamstown Rosebud (loan)
2017– Merewether United (loan)
National team
2014– Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2017

Rhali Dobson (born 21 April 1992) is an Australian soccer player currently playing for Merewether United in the Northern NSW Football Women's Premier League, on loan from Newcastle Jets. Dobson has played one match for the Australia women's national soccer team.

Playing career[edit]

Dobson began playing at the age of five in her hometown of Wauchope, New South Wales, playing for the Wauchope Soccer Club.[1][2]

Dobson was a member of the Newcastle Jets inaugural W-League squad.[3]

During the 2012 Northern NSW Football Women's Premier League season, Dobson switched between Merewether United and Adamstown Rosebud in circumstances that the Newcastle Herald described as "a far from amicable split".[4][5]

In 2017, Dobson returned to Merewether United for the 2017 Northern NSW Football Women's Premier League season.[6]

Dobson made her international debut for Australia in April 2014 against Brazil in Brisbane.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Dobson works fulltime as an occupational therapist.[9] Former Australia player Tracie McGovern is a cousin of Dobson.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antunovich, Anita (9 December 2016). "On the Bench with Rhali Dobson". Northern NSW Football. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wauchope's Rhali Dobson says a shift into right half with the Newcastle Jets has improved her reading of games in the W-League.". Hastings Gazette. Fairfax Regional Media. 1 December 2011 – via EBSCOhost. 
  3. ^ Kerry, Craig (21 February 2014). "Dobson step closer to Matildas call-up". The Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Regional Media. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Kerry, Craig (1 June 2013). "Merewether looking to move on". The Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Regional Media – via EBSCOhost. 
  5. ^ Kerry, Craig (8 June 2013). "Merewether ready for old mate". The Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Regional Media – via EBSCOhost. 
  6. ^ Valentine, Renee (27 February 2017). "Jets add boost as WPL prepares to launch". The Star. Fairfax Regional Media. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Kerry, Craig (11 April 2014). "Rhali Dobson still buzzing after Matildas' debut win". The Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Regional Media. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Esamie, Thomas. "Matildas Internationals for 2015". OzFootball. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Davutovic, David; Windley, Matt (24 September 2016). "Female footballers will be forced to quit sport if pay does not improve in W-League, survey reveals". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "W-League Player of the Week: Rhali Dobson". W-League.com.au. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 5 March 2017.