/ 24 August 2023

Kick it like Kerr


Speaking of the Women’s World Cup, it’s been less than a week since the final whistle was blown, and Matildas captain Sam Kerr has already announced her next big venture… In a move that’s been 2 years in the making, the football superstar is launching her own academy for young Aussie players aged 3-14yo to help train the next generation of Matildas and Socceroos. As well as world-class training plans and sessions, the Sam Kerr Football Academy also focuses on health and wellbeing, including regulating emotions and the importance of a positive mindset. The program also includes media training to prepare players for the off-field attention… The academy is taking registrations for a 2024 kick-off. And speaking of media attention, fellow Matilda Mary Fowler is finding that she can’t even go out for ice cream without sparking romance rumours

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