The honour got here in an enormous yr for Kerr and the Australia girls’s crew, generally known as the Matildas, simply two-and-a-half months earlier than they co-host the Girls’s World Cup alongside New Zealand. The match begins on July 20 and Kerr, Australia’s captain, will undoubtedly be the occasion’s poster star.
The rest of Might might additionally result in Kerr’s membership Chelsea profitable a home double, as they proceed to battle with Manchester United for each the Girls’s Tremendous League title and the FA Cup. The 2 groups meet at Wembley on Sunday, as Kerr goes from being amongst 2,200 visitors at Westminster Abbey to enjoying in entrance of 90,000 followers. The nationwide stadium has bought out for the primary time within the Girls’s FA Cup’s historical past.
“I really like enjoying at Wembley. It’s most likely my favorite stadium to play at on the earth, simply based mostly on everytime you go there it’s an enormous recreation,” Kerr mentioned.
“This crew at all times steps up when there’s an enormous event, so it’s going to be superb. [There will be] a packed out crowd [and] my household’s coming over for it, so it’s going to be very thrilling.
“If you win one trophy, you possibly can’t assist however need extra. The primary yr I used to be right here [playing in England], we misplaced within the quarter-final to Everton and ever since then the ladies had been very fast to inform me that if you wish to win one trophy, it’s the FA Cup. So, it’s a vital trophy to us and hopefully we are able to hold it at Chelsea.”