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Cooney-Cross comes of age with W-League grand final winner for Victory – The Guardian

The 19-year-old is one of many emerging talents who have thrived in this pandemic-affected W-League season



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Kyra Cooney-Cross glances nervously into the barrel of the camera. The headphones she has been given are comically large, cupping her ears like woollen muffs as the chill of winter descends over Jubilee Stadium in Sydney.
She allows herself to crack a small grin as her teammate and mentor, Lisa De Vanna, ghosts in behind her, tapping her protégé on the shoulder before drifting away into the night. Cooney-Cross turns to the microphone and takes a settling breath, feeling the eyes of the world upon…

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