Macarthur FC are proud to announce that local Matilda product Alanna Kennedy has joined as the clubs Community Ambassador.
A proud Rosemeadow product, Kennedy has always maintained a close relationship with the area, often visiting her local primary school Rosemeadow Public, between balancing her national and club commitments.
Kennedy’s decorated playing career both locally and internationally has seen her feature in 181 senior matches, including stints in the W-League for Melbourne City, Perth Glory, Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC and in the American National Women’s Soccer League, most recently with Orlando Pride.
Amassing 87 caps for the Matildas national team, Kennedy captained the side in front of family and friends in January at Campbelltown Stadium in their most recent Olympic qualification campaign.
Former Matildas and current Macarthur FC Head Coach Ante Milicic was delighted with the announcement: “I’m delighted that Alanna has come onboard with the club as a Community Ambassador. In my time as Matildas manager, Alanna impressed me with her professionalism and passion on and off the pitch. She has always represented her home region proudly.”
Macarthur FC Chairman, Gino Marra, welcomed Kennedy to the club.
“One of the main goals for the club is to promote the positive stories and connect with the local area through football. To include Alanna, who played her junior football with the Campbelltown Cobras, as our club Community Ambassador, really strengthens the connection with the club and the local community.
“Whenever Alanna plays around the world, local boys and girls look up to her, knowing she is representing the Macarthur region. She is a wonderful role model for the community, and we are privileged to have her as an ambassador.” Marra added.
Kennedy said of the announcement: “I am looking forward to helping the club promote a healthy and active lifestyle through different community programs, like the Macarthur Square Bulls in Schools program.
“It’s exciting for young kids in the area to now have a team and role models to support and aspire to. I put myself in their shoes and to have that connection between club and community is something I feel is very important for young players.”
“Providing opportunities and pathways for aspiring Matildas in the area as we lead into the Women’s World Cup in 2023 is an important role for the club, and I am proud to be part of that.” Kennedy added.