As she breaks into the team, the attacking midfielder explains how she has balanced her family and education with her career

When she was at school, Amy Sayer wanted to be a doctor, but quickly realised it probably wasn’t a viable option alongside a professional football career. Now, in between aiming to score her first Matildas goal and cementing her spot in the squad, she thinks law could be a future path for her. That’s on top of her degree from Stanford in human biology and philosophy.

One thing is instantly clear about Sayer, the 21-year-old is deeply determined to be the best version of herself. As a footballer, a student and for her family and community. Yes, she used her omission from the Matildas World Cup squad as motivation to improve and get selected this time. But the drive was there long before that.

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