Tracey Wheeler Goalkeeper Coach Murdoch Melville NPLW 2021 courtesy MUMFC

This player bio is currently being researched and will be completed during 2024.

Fantastic distribution, tall stature and excellent communication skills ensured a lengthy career span at club, state and National Team level. Wheeler hails originally from NSW, but spent a large part of her football career in Western Australia, playing for clubs in Perth including Morley Windmills and Forestfield United SC from 1991 and into the 2000’s. Sister, Jackie Wheeler, played alongside ‘Wheels’ at club and state level. Jackie being a midfielder and Tracey a goal keeper (and sometimes as defender on the park at club and WA state team level!).

In 1991, Wheeler played for Morley Windmills on the park, because the team had an excellent keeper in Sonia Paul. The team won the league undefeated.

Wheeler played in goals for the Matildas from 1989-2000, with 49 A appearances to her name. During this time the National team changed from being the National Women’s team to their new name, the Matildas (1995). Despite multiple knee operations hindering National selection, in 1997-2000 Wheeler played for Adelaide due to Perth not having representation in the National League.

Wheeler was the goal keeper coach for the Western Waves in 2004 and the Perth Glory women’s team in 2005. She has been the Murdoch University Melville FC NPLW goal keeper coach since 2019.

Her investment into the local game was rewarded with induction into the Western Australian Hall of Fame and the Australian Hall of Fame.

More to come!

Photos courtesy Murdoch University Melville FC, Football West and Tracey Wheeler.