Deb Nicholls, Matilda #52, has nominated Springvale City from the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne as her GrassRoots club.
The speedy winger was playing football at school in England at 9 before emigrating and being thrust into the Springvale 1st grade side as a 12-yr old, yes, 12-year old. Under the watchful eye of her father she was then well prepared to take on Brasil.
Deb was involved with the Victorian State side for over 20 years and is a Victorian Hall of Famer, probably the practises in the car park at Ross reserve when the pitch was unplayable helped.
Deb won 9 caps in all & debuted alongside Anissa Tann, Carol Vinson & Janine Riddington who between them racked up 139 caps.