Michelle Heyman: Citizen of Sport

Michelle Heyman: Citizen of Sport
June 14, 2017 Coordinate

Article courtesy of Skins

SKINS have always believed in pure sport, free from drugs and corruption. But we also believe in redemption. Anyone deserves a second chance if they’ve paid their debt to sporting society.

That’s why to launch SKINS’ new Citizens of Sport series, our Chairman Jaimie Fuller interviewed Michelle Heyman about her football career, her life and gender equality. Stream the podcast below and look out for more exclusive Citizens of Sport content coming soon.

A Citizen of Sport doesn’t spectate, they participate. They believe sport is a universal human right. They use their position to inspire this generation and the next, on and off the field. We are all Citizens of Sport.

Rise Up.

My wife will forgive me for having a massive crush on Michelle Heyman. Mandy also knows Michelle and I think she too has a bit of a girl crush on her. Michelle plays with the Australian football – that’s soccer to some – team, the Matildas.

In her first year in professional football, Michelle won the golden boot award and has grown on the pitch from there.

This is a great insight into not only what it’s like to play for one’s country as a professional athlete, but also the dynamic of being a woman in a man’s world.

Sport shouldn’t be a man’s world, but the harsh reality is that it is.

Hopefully this discussion brings you some insight into what an amazing and beautiful person Michelle is. Enjoy.