Linda "Sunni" Hughes

Winger Linda ‘Sunni’ Hughes from Northern New South Wales first represented Australia in the third Oceania Cup in 1989. A speedy, agile forward she scored over 20 goals in this decade for Australia in a ten year career in the forwards. She played in the 1991 World Cup qualifiers scoring six goals in two matches against Papua New Guinea. She represented Australia in the 1992 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers scoring a further two goals against Papua New Guinea, and during the first game of Australia’s first participation in the World Cup in 1995 scored Australia’s second goal in the 4-2 loss to China. Teaming successfully with co-striker Murray, she played 78 internationals including all three matches in the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup and in the 2000 Olympic Games when she scored in Australia’s 1-2 loss to Brazil.