Long been Australia’s first choice goalkeeper, Lydia Williams will finally get the chance to compete at the Olympic Games having already lined up at three World Cups.
Williams grew up in Kalgoorlie and spent much of her childhood travelling to remote communities with her father who was an indigenous tribal elder. She moved to Canberra when she was 11, began playing football and within five years made her debut for Australia.
Having first played club football for the AIS, she has lined up between the posts for multiple US sides, including current team the Houston Dash, in Sweden and for W-League club Canberra United with whom she won the premiership and championship with in 2012.
Williams played at the 2006 Asian Cup, 2007 World Cup, made history with the Australian side by winning the 2010 Asian Cup. She played a key role in both of the nation’s 2011 and 2015 World Cup campaigns. As Australia progressed to the quarter-finals for the first time at the 2015 competition, Williams only conceded two goals in four matches.
She was again in fine form at the Rio 2016 qualifiers helping Australia finish undefeated by again only conceding two goals across four matches.
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Katanning, WA, Australia
Monash, ACT, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.
- 1st - Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers (Japan)
- 7th - 2015 World Cup (Canada)
- 2nd - 2014 Asian Cup (Japan)
- Making history against Brazil and winning 1-0 at the 2015 Womens World Cup in Canada
- Qualifying for the Olympics at the 2016 tournament in Japan
- Being apart of winning Australian Women's National team at the 2010 Asian Cup in China
- St Joseph's Primary School, (WA, Australia)
- Trinity Christian School, (ACT, Australia)
- Certificate III in Fitness - FIA (2010), Certificate III in Captive Animals - TAFE (2009-2010)
Alen Stajcic (2014-current)
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Star Sign