Steph Catley


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Personal Details



Home town:

East Bentleigh, Melbourne

Occupation / Area of Study / Work:

Professional athlete / Bachelor of Education (primary)

Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Steph Curry

Date of birth:

26 January 1994

Sporting Details

Event(s) / Discipline:

Left back

Positions played:

Left Back

Home Club:



Tony Gustavsson

Olympic / Paralympic History:

2024, Paris Olympic Games - Qualified

2020, Tokyo Olympic Games, 4th

2016, Rio Olympic Games, quarter-finals

World Championships History:

2023, FIFA Women's World Cup, Vice-captain

2019, FIFA Women's World Cup, Vice-captain

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 

Sporting Highlights:

Captaining the Australian Women's Football team, The Matildas.

Playing 100 games for Australian and Arsenal FC.

2020, signed with WSL Arsenal team

Since 2020 Catley has been part of the Arsenal Women’s Team in the English Women’s Super League competition, considered one of the best leagues in the world. She has been a consistent part of the Matildas back four defense line since her debut in 2012 with VIS playing a pivotal part in laying the foundation of her successful career. 

Catley first came on scholarship as a 14-year-old in 2008 when VIS hosted a soccer program. From 2012 to 2013 she was part of the VIS Future Talent Program, aimed at identifying and advancing the “next generation” of athletes who will represent Australia at marquee events.  

Since 2013 Catley has been an individual scholarship holder, utilising VIS services such as physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy, nutrition, sports psychology and performance lifestyle. Since moving overseas she has come back ‘home’ to the VIS to use the gym when she has been in Melbourne. 

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