Dumont playing her part

From a girl who played multiple sports at school to a young woman who has travelled abroad playing for the Westfield Matildas, Brisbane Roar Women goalkeeper Casey Dumont said she is yet to hit her peak.

From a girl who played multiple sports at school to a young woman who has travelled abroad playing for the Westfield Matildas, Brisbane Roar Women goalkeeper Casey Dumont said she is yet to hit her peak.

Currently playing her third Westfield W-League season for the Brisbane Roar, Dumont also travelled with the Australian national women-s team earlier this year.

“Every experience is totally different playing for the different Aussie teams,” she said.

“I have played for the Under 17s, Under 20s and the opens as well and there is a pretty big difference between them.”

At the tender age of 18, Dumont has experienced things that most teenagers don-t get the chance to do, like travelling to China in May as part of the winning Australian squad at the AFC Women-s Asian Cup.

“Going with the younger girls, I was immature and naïve and I didn-t know what to expect,” she said.

“Then going away with the Matildas this year for the Asian Cup was a great experience because of the level that I had to step up too.”

With the new recruits joining Brisbane Roar Women this year, Dumont said she feels like one of the more senior squad members despite her age.

“Because this is my third season with the Roar I am actually starting feel like one of the older girls instead of one of the young ones,” she said

“The new girls joining the team are great because they are new players with new skills.

“And they bring those skills to the team so it is adding a fresh mix into the squad.”

According to Dumont, Brisbane-s mixed bag of results since the beginning of the Westfield W-League 2010/11 season was not a concern.

She said as long as the Jeff Hopkins-coached squad kept their attitude positive, they would be able to fight for a finals series berth.

“We are starting to get back on form like last season and the season before,” she said.

“It is good to see the team getting back to the way it was and we are all bonding really well.

“I think we just need to keep the consistency up and make sure we have that winning attitude and make sure we don-t go into a game complacent.”

Dumont is confident that with the right attitude and a great crowd to cheer them on, the Roar Women can finish the season with the Westfield W-League trophy back in their hands.

“It is great when the crowd is really loud and they are cheering for us,” she said.

“It makes you step up a lot more as a player and want to put on a great performance for them.”

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