Born: 7 April, 1988
Current home town: Canberra, ACT – Australia
Turned Pro: 2010
Team/club/representative: Canberra United / Westfield Matildas (National side)
Major career achievements: 2016 Rio Olympics/2015 Women’s World Cup/ Wleague Golden boot/ Wleague player of the year
Passions outside sport: Traveling/ and working on my business MH23
Current brand partners: Mini Cooper Canberra/ Concave Football/ Rainbow Fertility / Callida consulting
If I wasn’t an athlete, I would be…: Anything where I would be helping people in some way.
Michelle took up football at 11 and would go on to play at Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners in the W-League. She announced herself on the scene in 2009 when she won the Golden Boot for the most goals and Player of the Year award in the coveted W-League.
A move to Canberra United in 2010 coincided with her debut for Australia and she would go on
to again be the W-League top scorer in the 2011-12 season. Her fifty-plus goals in Australia’s top women’s competition is unparalleled—the most ever in the W-League.
Having played in Australia’s 2014 Asian Cup campaign where the side finished runners up, she started two matches and came of the bench in Australia’s other three contests at the 2015 World Cup where Australia won their first ever knockout phase match at the competition.
Recently, Michelle scored goals against Japan, Vietnam and North Korea at the Rio 2016 qualifiers to help her side secure their first Olympic Games appearance since Athens 2004.
Michelle has existing ambassador roles with Concave and Woolworths where she represents those brands with pride both through appearances and her large social media following.