Tara Pender

Tara was a key member of the Hills Sports High School girls’ team that took out the NSW state championship in 2014, scoring the winner in the final and lifting the trophy alongside fellow Wanderer Eliza Ammendolida.

Her performances in the state championship, as well as her club form with Blacktown Spartans in the NPLW saw Tara selected in the U19 Young Matildas squad for the 2015 AFC Women’s Championships.
 
The Western Sydney Wanderers announced Tara as a new signing in October 2015 where she made her debut against Newcastle Jets in Round 4 of the Westfield W-League 2015/16 season.