Leigh Wardell (she/her)

Original 1978 Matilda

Leigh Wardell is a Football Federation of Australia Hall of Fame member who played for the Matildas between 1978 and 1988. Leigh was also part of the Australian squad which competed in the first Oceania Cup in 1983 and the first FIFA Women’s Invitational Tournament – now the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Leigh has worked as a coach, official and volunteer at all levels of the sport, including roles at the North Western Sydney Koalas, Marconi, Football NSW, the NSW Institute of Sport, and as Assistant Coach to the Matildas.