Lee in practise on soccer pitch

Wanderer far from home: Why Lee Falkon will never forget Israel

Western Sydney Wanderers Lee Falkon has played football in Israel and all over Europe. The midfielder who was signed in September for the Westfield W-League says she’s not content to just make up the numbers.

Israeli import Lee Falkon is one reason the W-League has attracted attention from around the world.

The Western Sydney Wanderers player has a burning desire to end the sides’ wait for a place in the finals.

Falkon was born on a kibbutz, a collective community in Israel, after her American mother left the USA to learn Hebrew.

Growing up Falkon travelled the globe playing sport – and football has become more than just a game to her.

“I have so much passion for football, I love this game” she told SBS World News.


Read the full article by John Baldock and watch the video (1:33) of the news clip at SBS news.