One to watch: Beatrice Goad

It seems Beatrice Goad has been turning heads and breaking records ever since she’s begun playing in the Westfield W-League.

From becoming Melbourne Victory’s youngest ever goal-scorer to being the youngest ever Victorian to play in a grand final across both the men’s and women’s competitions.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder is regarded as a long-term future Matildas star and it’s easy to see why.

While she crossed the Melbourne divide this season – joining high-flying City – Goad’s performances have gone to a new level.

In eight games for the unbeaten City this season, the Victorian-born playmaker has scored two goals, had eight shots, been involved in 39 duels and created four chances for her team-mates.

She’s an exceptional talent and a player definitely worth keeping track of in the race for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year.