By Juniors Editor on

As #NAIDOCWeek draws to a close, The Gap is proud to share the story of our NPLW midfielder, La-tesha Foster, who turns 20 today!

“Teesh”, who has American, Japanese, Indigenous, and Torres Strait Islander heritage, grew up in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

She played her junior football with the boys before stepping up at 15 to win trophies with powerhouse club Edge Hill United Football Club in the FNQ Premier Women’s League.

At 17, she began her transition from country to city via an invitation to play for Jiinda Magic Women's Football Team in the 2018 National Indigenous Championships in Brisbane.

“I loved playing with the Jiinda Magic girls in that tournament,” said Teesh.

“The atmosphere from start to finish was unreal and inspirational, from the dances, smoke ceremony, and the teams.

“Also, The Gap Assistant Coach, Chris Saxill, saw me play and offered me a contract to play in the NPL. I’ve been here ever since.”

❤️ Happy birthday Teesh ❤️

#NAIDOCWeek2021 #HealCountry

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