Samson PS students use car as canvas for Australia’s Matildas

Samson PS students with former Matilda Kim Carroll.
Samson PS students with former Matilda Kim Carroll.

SAMSON Primary School has one of the biggest international sporting names counted among their alumni.

But as former student and international soccer superstar Sam Kerr prepares to represent Australia in next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, current students took markers to a brand new Hyundai to write messages of support for Kerr and her teammates.

The students were among the first to write their well wishes on the car, which will travel around Australia collecting messages before finding its way back to the Matildas before their World Cup campaign begins.

“Goal Girls, good luck from WA”, “Good luck girls, we believe in you, bring it home Matildas” and “Go Matildas! win the World Cup!” were among the notes left.

Samson Primary School’s Marion Burt said they were proud of everything Kerr had achieved since graduating in 2005.

“We are all very proud of her achievements and wish the team every success under Samantha’s leadership, we know she has the skills to lead them to victory,” she said.

“We are looking forward to seeing a few more back flips that she perfected on our school oval.”

Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop said the messages would provide the players with a morale boost.

“It’s not easy to travel overseas and play at such a high level in unfamiliar territory, but our team will be well prepared for their Group C challenges against Italy, Brazil, and Jamaica,” he said.

“We’ve worked really hard with Hyundai to take the home crowd to France and to remind the Matildas every time they step out on the field that the whole of Australia is behind them, which is a truly inspirational feeling.”