She is conquering in the Athletics world but who would have thought she would also be dominating in the football world as well? UNSW Student and recipient of a 2023 Ben Lexcen Sport Scholarship, Tamsin Colley, has been named in the ParaMatildas squad for a training camp in the lead up to the Para Asian Cup this October.

The ParaMatildas is Australia’s first team of national representation for girls and women with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and symptoms of stroke. This camp gives the girls the opportunity to not only learn from each other and demonstrate their footballing prowess to the Asian region but also to spread awareness regarding para-athletes. 

With the training camp kicking off at the very start of Female Football Week, Tamsin will be developing her skills alongside some returning faces in the ParaMatildas scene such as Georgia Beikoff. 

Head coach, Kelly Stirton told Football Network, “the injection of fresh faces has been such a breath of fresh air for us and the girls knowing that they've got a lot more capable players out there who they can feed off, and it's a challenge for them as well.”

“Our established players are complimented by the new faces, and it opens up the possibilities with teammates they can feed off,” said Stirton. 

Congratulations Tamsin! Wishing you the absolute best of luck in Canberra for your camp.


By Henley Warner

UNSW Elite Athlete Program

Tamsin Colley has been named in the ParaMatildas squad