Under the tutelage of former Socceroos Captain Paul Wade, Courtenay has blossomed this season as one of Gladesville Ravens most dangerous attacking weapons. The young high school player has speed, skills and plenty of determination; attributes that are helping to put her on the scoresheet almost every week.
Courtenay looms as a player who will certainly have a bearing on her club?s performances in the upcoming finals series.
Occupation; I?m currently studying for my HSC at Marist Sisters College at Woolwich. I also work one night a week at McDonald?s, West Ryde.
Representative honours; I represented my school in the various Catholic Schools competitions, including selection at regional level.
Which junior club did you play for? ; I?ve played for Gladesville Ravens from Under 11?s until it turned to rep football.
Why football? ; My brother used to play. I trained with his team, enjoyed it, and so started playing myself.
Who is your most respected opponent? ; There are so many good players but I?d say Bronwyn Jarvis (Blacktown Spartans), Michelle Carney (Illawarra Stingrays) and Michelle Heyman (Illawarra Stingrays).
If you could sign any player in world football to play for Gladesville Ravens, who would it be? ; Hmm, I?d go for either David Beckham or Harry Kewell.
If you had to sing a song at karaoke what would it be; I?m not a very good singer but I like Where the City Meets the Sea by Getaway Plan.
Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with? ; My school friends.
Your interests outside of football? ; I also play netball. I used to dance and I love going to the beach.
Favourite meal before a game? ; I hope my coach doesn?t read this but a sausage sandwich! (I knew I liked something about this girl!)
Favourite football memory? ; When our team almost beat NWS Koalas a couple of seasons back. We only lost 2-1 but we missed a penalty. It was a great game.
Who?s the team to beat in the Arrive Alive NSW Women?s Super League? ; Illawarra Stingrays.
-By Ross Anderson