Theresa Deas

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Theresa Deas née Jones (born 1963) is an Australian former soccer player who played for the Australia women's national soccer team between 1980 and 1988.[1][2][3] A goalkeeper, Theresa Deas from Victoria debuted for Australia during the 1980 Test series against New Zealand, holding her place in the Australian goal for almost ten years. Solid and reliable in goal, she was an outstanding communicator on the field. In all she played ten A internationals, including the 1983 and 1986 Oceania Cups, the 1987 World Invitational Tournament in Taiwan, and 1988 pilot World Cup in China where she played an integral part in Australia’s 1-0 victory over Brazil. Theresa represented Victoria at the AWSA National championships from 1978-1998, winning the National championships on 2 occasions. She was inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame in 2003. Deas was inducted into the Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Hall of Fame in 2011 and is a life member of FFV. Since retiring as a player, she has been actively involved in player development, administration, coaching and the formation of WNPL Clubs in Victoria.


  1. ^ "Theresa Deas". MyFootball. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Teams of the Decades - Women's 1979-1989". MyFootball. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ Howe, Andrew. "Official Media Guide of Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 28 May 2019 – via