Photos: The Amy Duggan Story.

first_imgAdvertisementAmy Duggan was born in Canberra, Australia and grew up in Tuggeranong. She started playing soccer at Tuggeranong United FC.She was a member of the Australia women’s national soccer team, known as “The Matildas”, playing as a defender in over twenty international matches.She was first elected to the Australian women’s national team in 1997. That same year she was called up for the 1997 Women’s U.S. Cup to replace injured defender Bridgette Starr.She wound up cut out of the Australian team for the 2000 Summer Olympics. After one year away from international soccer, Taylor returned to the Matildas in 2004 to take part in the Olympic qualifiers. She was again an alternate player for the 2004 Olympics tournament.Known as a tenacious defender and aggressive tackler, Taylor’s style of play contributed to a number of injuries which ultimately ended her football career. After two reconstructive surgeries on her ankles following the Matildas’ 2004 season, she retired from competitive football.Picture courtesy – Amy Duggan (Instagram)Advertisementlast_img read more