Mackenzie Arnold

Mackenzie Arnold

Football Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:00 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

0 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Brazil

Australia


Mackenzie Arnold


(Local) / 04:00 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

6 (Won)

1 (Lost)

Australia

Zimbabwe


Mackenzie Arnold


(Local) / 06:00 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

2 (Tied)

2 (Tied)

Germany

Australia


Mackenzie Arnold


(Local) / 03:00 PM 3 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Canada

Australia


Mackenzie Arnold


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Athlete Biography

Alongside veteran Lydia Williams, Mackenzie Arnold is one of two Australian goalkeepers at Rio and at just 22 will make her Olympic debut at the 2016 Games.

She first appeared on the Australian football scene in 2011 when she first lined up in the W-League for Perth Glory. A year later she was awarded the W-League Goalkeeper of the Year award for Canberra United. After a stint with the Western Sydney Wanderers she returned to current club Perth in 2014, again winning the Goalkeeper of the Year award for the 2014-15 season.

Arnold made her Australian debut in 2012 when the side was on tour in the US and has since made ten appearances in the green and gold.

Highlighting her credentials as one of the nation’s finest she made both Australian squads for the 2014 Asian Cup and 2015 World Cup. With Williams not missing a minute of both tournaments, Arnold did not get onto the pitch.

Arnold got her chance at the 2016 Olympic Qualifiers when she played in two of Australia’s six matches as the Aussie side went through the tournament undefeated. She kept a clean sheet against Vietnam in the side’s emphatic 9-0 win and, having already qualified, she played in Australia’s 1-1 draw with China.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 1st - Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers (Japan)
  • 7th - 2015 World Cup (Canada)
  • 1st – 2014 W-League Premiership with Perth Glory

Career Highlights

  • Making Australian debut in 2012 in China
  • Making history vs Brazil at the 2015 World Cup
  • Qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics

Education

  • Primary
    St Andrews Lutheran College (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Palm Beach Currumbin High (QLD, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Cert 4 in Fitness - Gold Coast TAFE (2013-2015)

Training

  • Coach
    Alan Stajcic (2014 - current)
  • Club
    Perth Glory, Perth, WA, AUS
  • Institute/Academy
    QAS
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Mexican
Favourite holiday destination
Maldives
Favourite music
Justin Bieber
Dream car
Range Rover Evoque
Star Sign
Pisces
I would spend my last $10 on
My cats
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Tennis
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman
Most Influential person in your career/life
Parents
Why this sport?
My brother