Odong started as a young footballer at Lynwood United SC in Western Australia, not long after her family relocated from Uganda and quickly showed an encyclopedic uptake for every facet of sport. An introduction to The World Football Programme in the mid-2000’s saw Odong trained from a shy co-host, to a credentialed, well respected and knowledgeable member of the team alongside the likes of Penny Tanner-Hoath, Tony Carvajal and Jason Washington-King. She was introduced to identities such as Les Murray, Tom Sermanni, Sam Kerr and Martin Tyler, along her radio journey. Odong started The Women’s Game website whilst living in Perth and finding that information on women’s football in the digital space was frustratingly sparse. Amidst studies which fostered and furthered a love for photography and the media side of the women’s game, Odong relocated to Melbourne to further her career prospects. She is now working with Football Australia as Media Manager and has winning the bid for the WWC and Digital Content Manager for the Matildas in her portfolio.

Photos: Game Changers Exhibition, State Library Western Australia (Profile shot) and Penny Tanner Hoath, The World Football Programme (Radio pics)