Attacking midfielder and striker Cindy Heydon from New South Wales was a prolific scorer throughout her career.
She possessed the match-winning ability to change a game, and displayed a combination and level of skill and knowledge rarely equalled.
She made her 'A' international debut against New Zealand in 1979, the Matildas' first ever match, and calmly scored Australia’s penalty to force a draw with New Zealand in 1980.
She captained Australia for the 1981 tour of New Zealand.
She played in the first Oceania Cup in 1983 in New Caledonia, scoring a hat-trick in Australia’s 13-0 defeat of Fiji and a goal in Australia’s 5-0 defeat of New Caledonia.
She played in Australia’s 1984 tour of China, completing 23 internationals with five goals.