Defender Clare Polkinghorne
- Height 171cm
- Weight 67kg
- D.O.B. 1/2/89
Debut: Friendly v China on 19 June 2006 in Shanghai
Clubs played for: Brisbane Toro, Queensland Lions, Queensland Academy of Sport, Brisbane Roar, INAC Kobe Leonessa, Portland Thorns, Houston Dash
Her 2018 so far:
A veteran among the Westfield Matildas' set up, Polkinghorne claimed a third Premiership with Brisbane Roar after leading the side to glory in 2017/18 season.
The 29-year-old club captain was in vintage form for Roar, netting two goals and helping the side establish the strongest defensive record in the competition.
In June, Polkinghorne signed for Houston Dash - her second stint in the NWSL after previously appearing for Portland Thorns.
She's only featured two times for the Dash this season with the side currently sitting in seventh position.
Tournament of Nations 2018
Polkinghorne relishing selection dilemma in crucial Cup of Nations
The Westfield Matildas will look to give Alen Stajcic an almighty selection headache in next year’s Cup of Nations, says Clare Polkinghorne... Australia will welcome Korea Republic, New Zealand and Argentina in a six-match tournament which serves as a launching pad into the 2019
How to watch Westfield Matildas in Westfield W-League Round 7
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How to watch Westfield Matildas in Westfield W-League Round 6
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Westfield Matildas in the Westfield W-League: Simon finds the net, Gielnik puts on a masterclass
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How to watch the Westfield Matildas in action this weekend
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Westfield Matildas that lit up Round 2 of the Westfield W-League
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'It's always special': Polkinghorne relishing Australian return
Clare Polkinghorne hopes that the Westfield Matildas use November's matches against Chile as a stepping stone for a push at next year's FIFA Women's World Cup. After their famous two victories against Brazil at the same venues in 2017, the Westfield Matildas will again be pla
Westfield Matildas at Brisbane Roar in 2018/19
Brisbane Roar have long provided a launchpad for Westfield Matildas and though two have departed, a strong core remains in place. Captain Clare Polkinghorne has been a mainstay at the back for club and country for over a decade and returns once again to lead her beloved hometo
Centurion Kellond-Knight reveals her 'immense pride'
Elise Kellond-Knight expressed her 'immense pride' after becoming only the seventh Westfield Matilda in history to reach 100 caps for the Green and Gold. The 28-year-old provided the vital assist for Clare Polkinghorne's 84th-minute header to earn the Westfield Matildas a hard
NWSL Preview: Crucial weekend for top four hopefuls
Fresh from the Tournament of Nations, it’s straight back into the swing of things for the Westfield Matildas in the NWSL. For some of our Westfield Matildas, there’s just a three-day turnaround before they’re back into some big matches at the season’s pointy end. Hayley Ras
Westfield Matildas eyeing “vengeance” against Japan
Westfield Matildas attacker Kyah Simon admits revenge for April’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup final loss against Japan will be added motivation in Friday morning’s (AEST) crucial Tournament of Nations clash. Alen Stajcic’s side were denied the Asian Cup title in Jordan earlier this