INTERNATIONAL soccer star Sam Kerr is to be given the Keys to the City of Perth.
On Tuesday lord mayor Basil Zempilas put forward Kerr’s nomination, saying she was arguably WA’s most popular and successful sporting star at the moment.
“Sam has a long list of achievements, but at the top of that long list, she is considered the best female footballer anywhere in the world, and she proudly represents Perth and WA any time she steps out onto a football pitch,” Mr Zempilas said.
“Currently she plays with Chelsea and is captain of the Socceroos, and in 2018 was the Young Australian of the Year.
“As well as inspiring a nation every time she plays and being the very best at her craft is the inspiration she has provided many young West Australians, and in particular young West Australian females.”
Kerr’s nomination was unanimously accepted by councillors, though Cr Sandy Anghie said she hoped next time the honour might go to someone from the culture or arts sector – “maybe an architect”.