Attacking midfielder and striker Cindy Heydon from New South Wales was a prolific scorer throughout her career. She possessed the match-winning ability to change a game, and displayed a combination and level of skill and knowledge rarely equalled. She made her A international debut against New Zealand in 1979, and calmly scored Australia’s penalty to force a draw with New Zealand in 1980. She captained Australia for the 1981 tour of New Zealand. She played in the first Oceania Cup in 1983 in New Caledonia, scoring a hat-trick in Australia’s 13-0 defeat of Fiji and a goal in Australia’s 5-0 defeat of New Caledonia. She played in Australia’s 1984 tour of China, completing 23 internationals with five goals.