Get to Know You - Marianna Tabain
Marianna Tabain walked away with the Goal of the Season in the inaugural year of the Westfield W-League.
Marianna Tabain walked away with the goal of the season in the inaugural year of the Westfield W-League.
Her stunning strike against Adelaide United in Round 9 was just reward for the hard work the talented 17-year-old has put in with Perth Glory during the inaugural Westfield W-League season.
Tabain played eight games and scored four goals and at 16 during the season, a good indication that exciting times are ahead for the West Australian.
Tabain is sure to be a central figure for the Westfield Young Matildas over the next few years.
We find out a little more about Marianna in the second instalment of our feature series called ‘Get to Know You-.
Favourite Current Player/s: Cristiano Ronaldo and Collette McCallum.
Favourite Current Team/s: Manchester United
What player Female/Male do you most admire and why: Cristiano Ronaldo because of his confidence, skills and ability to use both feet. He is an exciting player to watch. Collette, because of her vision, technique and creativity.
What would your ultimate football experience be as a player: To play for Australia (Matildas) and make a living out of football
Career Highlight to date: Winning Goal of the Season in Westfield W-League 08 and scoring my first international goal in New Zealand
Most memorable match played in and why: Australia v Iran because I scored and assisted. Thought it was one of my better games, representing Australia.
Biggest Influence on career: My dad
What got you into football: My dad and brother
Describe the Westfield W-League: Great experience playing against international and experienced players. Good to have the exposure and compare yourself with other players.
Outside of football, what do you enjoy most: Hanging with friends, beach, tennis
Socceroos Spotlight: Luongo, Behich take staggering stats into Norway friendly
Bert van Marwijk will be blessed with the arrival of several in-form stars as his squad assembles in Oslo for the first of two friendlies. AFC Asian Cup winners Massimo Luongo and Aziz Behich are among those at the peak of their powers for the new Caltex Socceroos' coach's fir
Risdon driven by World Cup ambition amid 'competitive' Caltex Socceroos camp
Caltex Socceroos right-back Josh Risdon is braced for an intense training standard as he seeks to realise his boyhood dream of FIFA World Cup selection. Risdon is in contention to add to his five international caps when Australia take on Norway in Oslo on Saturday morning (AED
Fit and firing Behich sets sights on twin Caltex Socceroos wins
Caltex Socceroos full-back Aziz Behich is taking career-best form into what he hopes will be back-to-back wins at the beginning of Bert van Marwijk's tenure. Australia's 26-man squad have assembled in Oslo ahead of Van Marwijk's first match in charge against Norway on Saturday
Norway v Caltex Socceroos: 4 key match ups
Bert van Marwijk’s first match in charge as Caltex Socceroos boss sees his side take on tricky European outfit Norway at the Ullevaal Stadion on Saturday, March 24 (AEDT). With a chance for his players to stake a claim for a spot on the plane to Russia in June, it’s an importa