Sydney FC’s young W-League and Westfield Matilda players Samantha Kerr and Caitlin Foord hosted the Sky Blues live Twitter #SydneyFanChat today. During the hour we learnt what their favourite Justin Beiber pump up song was, the best part of being a Matilda and they would love women’s football to become more professional.
Sydney FC-s young W-League and Westfield Matilda players Samantha Kerr and Caitlin Foord hosted the Sky Blues live Twitter #SydneyFanChat today. During the hour we learnt what their favourite Justin Beiber pump up song was, the best part of being a Matilda and they would love women-s football to become more professional. Sam and Caitlin answered 37 questions during the chat, which was a great effort from the young girls.
This initiative has become a fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (Oct 24) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!
Here is a transcript of the 37 questions, with Samantha Kerr and Caitlin Foord-s answers.
Andrew French: How do you think the season will go, will it be successful?
#SydneyFanChat Yep, I hope so if all goes to plan. We have a young and exciting team.
Nadia: Toughest player to defend against?
#SydneyFanChat Probably Cristiani from Brazil in Germany at the WCup in 2011
Nadia: How was it playing against @TobinHeath and@alexmorgan13?
#SydneyFanChat It was a good experience to play against world class players
Nadia: What is the best part of being being a Matilda? Funniest moment?
#SydneyFanChat Best part is travelling around the world with some of your best friends and playing football!
:): One player you want to score/defend against?
#SydneyFanChat Not 1 player. It would be great to score in the derby against WSW and some former @SydneyFC players – Caitlin
:): What’s one thing you learned from#USAvAUS game?
#SydneyFanChat I learnt that we have to play as well as the USA to win the Olympics and a World Cup
:): Favourite Bieber song? Best pump up track?
#SydneyFanChat “Never Let You Go”- Sam “Beauty And Beat” – Caitlin
:): Did any of the #USWNT players give you girls any advice etc?
#SydneyFanChat Not advice, they let their feet do the talking.
:): If you could choose two international players to play in this year’s #wleague who would it be? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat They would be @alexmorgan13and Marta.
Sport For Women: It seems @SydneyFC are doing more to promote @SydneyWFC this season. What can fans do to support you?
#SydneyFanChat Head down to the games and purchase a W-League Membership!
Sport For Women: If you could change one thing about women’s football in Australia, what would it be?
#SydneyFanChat We’d love more money in the sport to help the girls become more professional.
Sport For Women: We’re trying to find Australia’s Top 100 Sportswomen of all time http:// Who would you nominate and why?
#SydneyFanChat Cathy Freeman because I love watching her race or Lydia Lassila!
Sydney FC Women: Cait & Sam: you have played together for @TheMatildas. How is it different playing on the same team at club level?
#SydneyFanChat There’s not too much difference apart from the personnel and the colours.
Unstoppable.: Any superstition/pre-game rituals?
#SydneyFanChat I try to relax and not think about the game until it begins. We also play songs before the match
Josiah West: Career highlight so far?
#SydneyFanChat Winning the Best Young Player at the World Cup in 2011 – Caitlin
Ele Winston: How did you become the great players you are today?
#SydneyFanChat Dedication and hard work and by having no social life..
Josiah West: A more competitive question: Who do you think is the better player out of you two haha
#SydneyFanChat @samkerr1 has already said it’s her!! And that she’s better at FIFA!!
Kane Cassidy: Canberra United have been something else as of late, is there any particular way you’ll be tackling games against them?
#SydneyFanChat Just the same as every other team. I think we have the players to do it this year.
Sydney FC Women: Sam, u have been with ur home club Perth Glory since #wleague started. What do u look forward to most playing with SFC?
#SydneyFanChat Playing with a wide range of talented players and the challenge of a new team and new surroundings.
Sydney FC Women: Caitlin, u are a #SkyBlue superstar & have significant technical abilities. What aspects of your game do u wish to improve?
#SydneyFanChat Thanks, I want to improve my finishing.
Kathy: What was it like playing up against the uswnt & getting to swap jerseys with alex morgan?
#SydneyFanChat It was very tough against them and having to run everywhere because they’re so fit. Was cool to get jersey.
Jordan Lo Russo: What do you girls think can be done to promote the status of women’s football in Oz?
#SydneyFanChat Start from the grass roots and promote within schools. Televise all games rather than just one each week.
Danny + Channy: Just wanna say good luck in the upcoming W-league season
#SydneyFanChat Thanks guys – hope we see you at the games!
Savannah Liebrecht: How did you girls first get into W-League? Advice for a girl who wants to do the same? 🙂 x
#SydneyFanChat NTC program and participate in national tournaments.
Unstoppable.: Who would rather be Christine Sinclair or Abby Wambach?
#SydneyFanChat Abby Wambach but I’m kinda happy being myself!! – Sam
Sport For Women: Great answers! But what about a footballer?
#SydneyFanChat Cheryl Salisbury
Nichole: How do you balance training/games / work and a healthy family/social life and how important is that family/ friend support
#SydneyFanChat Good to have family takes mind off football – Sam. I’m doing HSC so easier to manage time – Caitlin
Kathy: Other than being on our national soccer team, what is another dream you’d like to archive?
#SydneyFanChat I would like to have 4 kids -Sam
John Greco: Do you think W-League would benefit from a marquee player like ADP? Brazil’s Marta perhaps?
#SydneyFanChat Yes it would be great to see her in our league. It would be amazing.
Andrew French: Caitlin – how was winning the young player award at the world cup?
#SydneyFanChat It was a bit of a surprise, but it was really good feeling.
s???: Sam – what influenced your decision to come to SFC. Caitlin – is Sam your new Teigen (bff)?
#SydneyFanChat After my knee reconstruction it was a new challenge – Sam. They are both my friends – Caitlin
Ed Rue: Any love for your USA supporters? New Jersey to be more specific!
#SydneyFanChat Yeah, love for any of our fans! How you going??
Nadia: What would being crowned World Champs and Olympic Gold Medalists mean to you both?
#SydneyFanChat That would be the pinnacle of football for us so it would be fantastic and probably the best feeling ever
:): How have players like @swalshy9 @Bubs_11influenced you as an athlete? What’s the best advice they’ve given you both?
#SydneyFanChat They’ve relaxed us and told us to play our own game which is great and stood us in good stead
Ele Winston: Where do yuo get the headbands from?? been looking for the everywhere
#SydneyFanChat We think the girls who wear the Nike ones get them from the USA
Aroon Clansey: Would you agree that kiwis are better than aussies hahahahaha
#SydneyFanChat I highly disagree with that!! – Sam
Diane (DeeG): Would both of you consider playing in the U.S. when a new professional league starts? Or would you like to play in Europe?
#SydneyFanChat We would like to play in both at some point so yes it would be great.