After spending all her lunch times at school kicking the ball around with the boys, Brisbane Roar Women striker Alicia Foote is setting her sights for the top.
The young player began her career with the Roar last year but didn-t get any field time and is looking to show everyone what she is made of this season.
Not content with simply securing game time in Jeff Hopkins- side this season, Foote has set herself some lofty long term ambitions.
“I started playing back in primary school time and it just kind of went from there,” she said.
“I just kept getting better and better and so I started setting my goals higher and higher as I went on.
“Now I am still setting my goals high going for the Matildas and hopefully one day I will get there.”
“I am really looking forward to getting as much time on the field as I can, it is such a great team to be apart of.”
Foote has played in both games so far this season and, even though the team was not off to the best of starts, she said they are learning from their mistakes.
“We are looking forward to the rest of the season and getting better as the season progresses,” she said.
According to Foote, the interrupted pre-season and the fact that the Roar had six of their senior players overseas for most of that time took a toll on preparations for the start of the season.
“It was hard just getting used to playing with each other again,” she said.
“Because most of the older girls were away it was really hard to gel the team together.
“It definitely did influence the pre-season, but we are all back together now and are playing well together.”
“And with the new girls coming through it gives us a fresh start and we can hopefully just keep building up.”
For Foote the vocal Brisbane crowd is something that drives her to get better and to keep aiming high.
“It-s a great experience it makes you feel special I guess in some ways,” she said.
“It makes you really appreciate how far you have come and makes you want to go further and further and just keep improving.”