There are always payoffs though. With raised expectations comes the ability to play in front of huge W-League crowds at Bankwest Stadium, in front of some of the most rapturous crowds in the league.

“I’m really excited to be back because the facility here is amazing, top class," she says.

"With the new stadium behind us and the crowd, I think that will help us a lot this season."

Like so many migrants before her that have gone on to change Australian football for the better, her main ambition is simple, humble...yet powerfully altruistic.

"I want to play professionally because of what it would mean to my mother after all the sacrifices she made for me.

"I want the future of women's football to be equal to men.

“My aim is, if I get anywhere in football, I would like to go back (to Thailand)," she further told SBS.

"I just want to encourage girls to play football because it gets them out of trouble.”