Beard has won three caps for the Matildas, but under FIFA rules she isn't cap-tied to Australia given all those games were friendlies.

As a result of her mother's Filipino background, Beard was recently invited into a camp by Philipines boss Alen Stajcic.

The fullback says she has yet to make a call over which side she elects for when the World Cup kicks off in July.

"I'm eligible for two teams at the minute and over the last 12 months I've been exploring both options," she told AAP.

"The last time that I was getting called into the Matildas, I had conversations there.

"Then with Alan Stajcic, being head coach of the Philippines, I've also had some conversations with him as well.

"I can't really comment on it but I'm definitely pushing to be wearing a jersey of some kind at the World Cup this year.

If she opts to play for the Filipino national team, Beard would join Ally Green, Indiah-Paige Riley (both New Zealand) and Deborah-Anne De la Harpe (Ireland) in being an Australian-born player electing for other nations ahead of the World Cup.

But for now she is hoping to make an impact with A-League Women leaders Western United, who travel to face Newcastle on Sunday.

"It was a successful club with the men's side and then with the women's side we are trying to build that up," she said.

"I love playing football, and I love winning and I'm happy to be back in Melbourne and playing with a bunch of girls that are super talented."

Western's game with the Jets falls in football's pride round, with Beard happy to be a part of the initiative. 

"Football, for me, was definitely a place where I could come and authentically be myself," she said.

"The pride initiative is not trying to convince people or attack anyone else's personal views, but it's about bringing forward and shining a light on our experience in the community."