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Matildas star named Young Australian of the Year

Image: Samatha Kerr Instagram

Sam Kerr is the breakout star of Australia’s women’s soccer team, the Matildas.

At 24 years of age, Sam has won a score of awards and played a big part in the team’s success last year.

She has now been honoured with the Young Australian of the Year award.

Sam tells Ben Fordham winning the award was a proud moment for her and her family.

“The rise of women’s football this year has just been unbelievable to be a part of. We’re just enjoying the ride, to be honest.”

Sam says she’s always loved sport and is looking forward to getting back into training.

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