Sandra Brentnall

Sandra Brentnall holds the distinction of scoring Australia’s first international goal during her debut in the first Test match against New Zealand in Sydney in 1979. A compact striker, she was born in Nottingham, England, and arrived in Perth in 1974 at the age of 12. She represented Western Australia from 1977-84, and again in 1987 as captain. Brentnall was a versatile, highly mobile and hungry forward who had the ability to elude the defence. She was selected in the national up-and-coming squad in 1976 and held her place in the national squad for eight years. She scored four goals in the return Test series in New Zealand in 1980, including a hat-trick in the third match in Christchurch which Australia won 3-2. This was the first hat-trick by an Australian in women’s international football. She played in the first Oceania Cup in 1983 scoring in the final. She represented Australia in 11 A-Internationals, scoring 8 goals. Clubs: Kiev, Girrawheen, Olympic Kingsway, Ashfield, Gosnells City, Beeliar and Leeming Strikers. She is a Legend in the WA Football Hall of Fame.