Get to know Alanna Kennedy

At just 22, Westfield Matildas defender Alanna Kennedy has the world at her feet.

With the national team thriving on the international stage and the possibility of a 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia, there’s never been a better time to be involved with the Westfield Matildas.

And with a long career in the green and gold beckoning, find out a little bit more about Alanna with ‘five things’ below.

►The defender was born in Campbelltown and made her Westfield W-League debut for Sydney FC as a 16-year-old in the 2010/11 season.

►Kennedy has played for four clubs in the Westfield W-League including Sydney FC (current), Newcastle Jets, Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory.

►She’s won a title in both the Westfield W-League (Sydney FC 2012/13) and the National Women’s Soccer League (Western New York Flash 2016).

►She currently plays in the USA with Orlando Pride and plays alongside fellow Westfield Matilda Steph Catley, USA international Alex Morgan and Brazilian superstar Marta.

►Despite her age, Kennedy has already amassed an impressive 55 caps for the national team. She’s scored three goals in the green and gold.