From Redcliffe to the World Stage: Teagan Micah Primed for World Cup

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For Teagan Micah, the road to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has been a winding one, but it has led her back home to Australia. The 25-year-old goalkeeper is ready to add to her 14 caps over the next six weeks as part of the Matildas squad.

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Micah’s journey started in regional Victoria where she first discovered football. At age 10, her family moved to Redcliffe where she joined the Redcliffe State High School Women’s Football Excellence Program.

She reflected how the school provided her opportunities she never would have had otherwise. She also played locally for Brisbane Blue and Brisbane Central.

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During her late teens, Teagan Micah worked locally as a waiter. She loved interacting with customers at Pilpel By The Sea in Suttons Beach and that experience taught her so much about hard work.

After Redcliffe, Micah’s talents earned her a scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles. She recalled how her teachers at UCLA encouraged her to take the chance. The soccer player said she will always be grateful for their support.

Recently, Micah feared her career was over after a serious concussion left her bed-bound for months. But now she has recovered and is feeling positive. She can’t wait to play in the World Cup, especially with it being in Australia. For her, pulling on the jersey will be emotional.

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Micah is hoping to gain her 15th cap in a warm-up match against France, since it’s been a long road back. Whilst focused on the World Cup, Micah still appreciates those who helped her along the way in Redcliffe. She loves getting messages from her teachers, as it reminds her of her roots.

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From regional Victoria to UCLA and now back home again – Teagan Micah’s winding football journey has led her to the World Cup.

Published 24-July-2023