English-born Pat O’Connor migrated to Sydney with her family in 1963.
In 1965 she became a foundation member and captain of Bass Hill women’s team.
She was also a member of Prague women from 1968-70.
In 1971, with husband Joe, O’Connor formed the St George women’s team. The team remained unbeaten for seven years.
Pat was integral in the formation of the National Women's Soccer Championships in 1974, and later the Australian Women's Soccer Association.
She was captain of the first Australian X1 to compete in Hong Kong at the first Asian Women’s Cup in 1975, and was selected in the Asian All Star team.
From 1968-77, she was the top goal scorer every year she played at club level.
During her long career, O’Connor played against New Zealand, was foundation secretary of the Australian Women’s Association and is a Life Member of the NSW Women’s Association.