Sport for Women

Top 100 Sporswomen Nomination

Melissa's career is well known and well deserving of a nomination but it is the friendship she has shown my daughter that makes her shine. She remembered her name since their first meeting at an open training day for the Matildas and given her encouragmen

- Sandra Dean

Because she's a great captain to the Matildas, a lovely person and such an inspiration to young female footballers!

- Daniella Cecere

Melissa Barbieri in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Captain of Australian team and being Asian Champions

Greatest achievement off the field: Getting married

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 25

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Nothing in particular just healthy living really- no fast food or take away

What do you love about your sport? Traveling the globe

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Professional sport (full time wage)

What motivates you? Going to a World Cup and the Olympics

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? First aid officer at good Samaritan primary school

Three words that describe you: Emotional, silly, loyal

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Lock your ankle when you kick and don't use your toes!!

Melissa Barbieri on Twitter

Melissa Barbieri Supports Sport for Women Day