Meet aspiring Matilda Maliana Jane Siulangapo.
One of the recipients of the 2020 Gorilla Sports Scholarship Maliana plays her football at Bilambil Terranora Football Club, enjoying playing anywhere across the park with a fondness for scoring goals.
When asked about what makes Bilambil special, she said “they’re nice, funny and the play good”, adding about her teammates that they, “laugh, play and train together.”
With the season ahead soon to start she aims to utilise her speed and work hard with personal aims to improve on her headers, knees and scoring goals.
“Playing, kicking goals, running and seeing my friends” she said remain the three things she most looks forward to this 2020 season, looking to enjoy the team culture at the club.
An avid Westfield Matildas fan she hopes to follow the goal scoring exploits of her footballing hero Samantha Kerr and would most like to travel “anywhere the Matilda’s play”.
She’ll be hoping that if her hero moves from Chelsea that she moves to her favourite club of Sydney FC.
We look forward to seeing Maliana on the football pitch in 2020!