Heather Garriock is one of the highest appearance holders for the Matildas, amassing 130 caps for Australia between 1999-2011.
The former midfielder won an AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2010, as well as the 2003 OFC Women’s Championship. She also featured in three FIFA Women’s World Cups (2003,2007 and 2011), scoring in both 2003 and 2007, and represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.
Sydney born and raised, Garriock played top-tier club football in Australia, Europe, and America. She won six domestic trophies in Australia, Denmark, and Sweden, and received the highest individual honour for a women’s footballer in Australia by taking out the Julie Dolan Medal in 2003. Two of the Championships won were W-League titles with Sydney FC, as well as a National Women’s Soccer League title with the NSW Sapphires.
Off the field, Garriock has been a major advocate for women’s football, including fighting for players to have maternity support.
Garriock has also served as a coach in the National Premier League’s, winning multiple titles with Sydney University. She has also coached Canberra United in the W-League, and was an assistant coach for the Matildas. She has pushed for great recognition of coaching through her role as Vice President of Football Coaches Australia.
Her media work includes broadcasting with Optus for the Men's European Championships, Men’s UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cups. She has commentated on the ABC and Fox Sports for the W-League and Matildas.
In September 2021, Garriock was appointed as a director on the Board of Football Australia.