Matildas star Kerr hoping Asian Cup win kickstarts a trend

Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr hopes winning the Asian Women’s Cup can kickstart a trend amongst budding youngsters in Australia.

Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr hopes winning the Asian Women’s Cup can kickstart a trend amongst budding youngsters in Australia.

The 16-year old striker who plays for the Perth Glory in the W-League was part of the Matildas team that claimed the Asian Cup with a penalty shootout win over Korea DPR in Chengdu, China on Sunday and wants it the triumph to attract plenty of attention back home.

''All the girls, everyone, is still on the high from [Sunday] night,'' Kerr said. ''It's good to come away with the win as the first Australian team to do it.

''Hopefully, young girls seeing us winning and doing so well will make them want to strive to play football and be in the team one day.

''We would like to have as much attention as the Socceroos, but it's always the way that boys get more attention.''