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Mackenzie Arnold

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Mackenzie Arnold is Australia’s number one goalkeeper, earning the nicknames The Brick Wall and Australia’s new Minister of Defence.

She was born on the Gold Coast and made her debut for the Matildas in 2012 when she was 18. Since then, Macca has risen to the top both at an international level and throughout her Australian W-League career.

In 2023, Macca’s heroic performance in a record-breaking penalty shootout against France to secure the Matildas a spot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-finals was watched by millions of Australians. In 2024, Macca will put on the gloves at the Paris Olympics, where the Matildas will go for gold.

She is currently goalkeeper for Portland Thorns FC in the United States.

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Mackenzie Arnold 1: Finders Keepers | OUT NOW

Meet Matildas star goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold as a kid and follow her football and friendship adventures. Get it here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/mackenzie-arnold-1-finders-keepers-9781761346835 Macca is in Year 6 and loving life. She plays fullback for her beloved Seaport Strikers, skates and loves hanging out with her mates – she’s always up for a kick-around in the park and a good-natured prank. But when Macca is late for training one too many times, injures herself skating and has an unexpected run-in with a local resident, Coach questions her commitment to the team and benches her for a big game. How can Macca make it up to Coach and prove that football is something she’s serious about? When the Strikers’ goalie is too sick to play, Macca puts on the gloves and steps up.