Perth Glory’s Kim Carroll becomes the latest player to join the W League’s 100 club.
The ex -Matilda is now the third Glory player to play 100 W-League games, following in the footsteps of Marianna Tabain and Shannon May.
Kim reached the milestone when she played in Perth Glory's 3-1 loss away to the Newcastle Jets last Saturday.
She played in the inaugural W-League season for Queensland Roar and went on to make 52 appearances for the club who were renamed Brisbane Roar, before joining Glory in 2015 where she has been an important part of the West Australian side for the last four seasons.
Getting to 100 games is quite an achievement in a league that only has 12 games in the regular season and Kim was obviously proud of this, with her family making the trip from Brisbane and Melbourne to watch the game at Newcastle.
“It’s a good milestone to reach, and with some of the injuries I’ve had, it’s a good achievement,” she said.
During her time in the W-League, she has had highs and lows and she rates her success with Brisbane Roar and coming to Perth as highlights so far.
“We had a bit of success at Brisbane Roar, but coming here (Perth) has been a bit of a fresh start and something different and I’ve really enjoyed our team environment that we have here with all the girls. Each year we’ve always had a good team atmosphere and I’ve really enjoyed playing here,” Carroll said.
Her Matildas exploits are also something she is proud of. She has over 50 caps to her name and she puts winning the Asia Cup in 2008 and the World Cup in Germany as the two main highlights of her International career.
For every high though, there are inevitable lows and for Carroll, these have been her injuries.
“Definitely my two knee reconstructions, the first one was in the very first W league season," she said.