Updated: Sep 1
Kate went on to captain the Brisbane Roar team in the Womens A League.
As a youngster, Kate told her father that she wanted to play soccer because it was an Olympic sport.
In 2000, aged 16, she represented Australia at the Sydney Olympics Games, playing in the number 2 jersey as a defender for the Matildas.
After losing 3-0 to Germany, Australia then drew 1-1 with Sweden and narrowly lost 2-1 to
Brazil, both at the Sydney Football Stadium. In total, over 85,000 people showed up to watch
the Westfield Matildas in their three group games; the highest attendance for Australian
women’s football matches that had been recorded until recently.
She was in the Brisbane Roar team that took the women’s premier league premiership in
2008-09 and the championship in the same year.
In 2023, Kate returned to Brisbane Roar in an advisory role within the A-League Women's staff.
Kate McShea is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: