Janine has nominated the Waverley Soccer Club from Melbourne's eastern suburbs as her GrassRoots club. Through a series of mergers and name changes the club has over the years morphed into the Eastern Lions, but Gardiners Crk Res., has always been home. Back in the day, Margaret Roy would train the girls until the lights went out but the aromas from the Arnotts factory would fill the air, trying times.
A defender, Janine made her Matilda's debut in 1987 at 19, in a tournament in Taipei against Canada, gathering 6 caps in all, at a time when games were few and far between & images even fewer.
Thanks to fellow Matildas Traci Bartlett & Carolyn Monk for the pics and to John Milway & Kyle Patterson for helping hunt down the club emblem.
It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you aboard Janine & thanks for your patience & humour.