Caitlin Foord - Australia
My Name is Caitlin Foord. I'm a 23-year-old Australian who is currently playing for The Matildas (Australian Women’s national team) and my club football for the Portland Thorns in the NWSL. I have been part of the Matildas for 8 years, I debuted at the age of 16 and have played in two World Cups (2011 & 2015) and currently in preparations for my third along with the 2016 Rio Olympic games.
What did you try to show with the photos? Was there any wider meaning with any of the photos?
In my photos are my Matildas teammates and Portland teammates, taken in the USA in Portland (Providence park, Nike HQ) Denver & Orlando. I tried to show an insight into behind the scenes camp life and playing at the Portland Thorns. The statue of Ronaldo at NIKE HQ - I took a photo of him because he was my favourite player growing up and he is the reason why I wear the #9 jersey.
Are there any good stories connected with the people you photographed?
Alanna Kennedy & Steph Catley. Obviously in the photo we all have our disposable cameras doing this Goal Click project, but I have known both of them since I was young. It is pretty cool that I’m on this football journey now with them and experienced a lot together over the years. We have all played together since we were about 13.