Sam Kerr: My life in five pictures

Sam Kerr: My life in five pictures

I was a late bloomer so I didn’t get into football until I was 12. I grew up playing Aussie rules but my mum and dad stopped me from playing after I started coming home with black eyes and a bloodied face. My cousin was playing football so I thought I’d try it – and I hated every second of it.
It wasn’t until I was 15 and I got identified by the national team that I realised I was pretty good and could go somewhere. Up until that point I had just been playing with boys.
In football your life is so fast and so hectic that you don’t really take time to slow down and notice massive achievements, like having my picture projected on the Sydney Opera House. The world has slowed down a bit because of Covid-19, so I’ve been able to enjoy the moment a bit more.

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