W-LEAGUE: Get to know Melissa Maizels

Here are 13 things you may not know about our charismatic goalkeeper Melissa Maizels.

1. Melissa was born in Melbourne on the 10th of May, 1993.

Melissa Maizels

2. Maizels is a professional postie for Australia Post.

She delivers #rapsquat/10

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Feb 22, 2015 at 2:58pm PST

3. Melissa signed for Glory in 2016 and has since become our first-choice keeper.

👏🏼Could not be more proud of my purple family for getting the job done yesterday. A very short spell and I'll be back out there with you girls. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes #brb #GloryIsOurs @perthglorywomen @wleague 📷: @rachelbach2

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:54am PST

4. Maizels played for Melbourne Victory and Canberra United before making the move to Perth.

In 3 days my next chapter begins with @perthglorywomen when we take on WSW at NIB Stadium in our @wleague opener & I get to do it with these 2 legends by my side. 🙌🏼💯 I'd like to take this opportunity to thank @canberraunited for showing faith in me and supporting me for the past 2 seasons, it was an absolute honour. #WLeague #BeReal #GloryIsOurs

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Nov 2, 2016 at 4:09pm PDT

5. Melissa travelled to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

Wanted to watch Brasil play in the semi final somewhere so we got in a cab and ended up here.... #notsure #bitclose #cantsee #noatmosphere #5throw

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Jul 8, 2014 at 11:56am PDT

6.  Maizels is a passionate Tottenham Hotspurs supporter.

When u finally gonna see your boys and got no idea how to represent... 👊🏼 #help #thfc #spurs #yids #COYS

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on May 29, 2015 at 1:24am PDT

7. Melissa has ridiculously good relfexes.

Mum check twitter It's football day... 4pm @ Dorrien Gardens vs MVFC. So that's 7pm on twitter @dalemaizels (ps. Miss you) #gloryisours #teamatmosphere

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Jan 7, 2017 at 6:14pm PST

8. Maizels doesn't mind a cheeky dab.

Man I love my team 💯&t;/a>

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:34pm PDT

9. Melissa can make an amazing cake.

@MaizelsPatisserie now taking orders for Easter and Birthdays.

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Mar 14, 2016 at 2:09am PDT

10. Maizels has represented Victoria in Futsal, competing in national tournaments at the AIS and here in Perth.


11. Maizels, just like her teammate Rosie Sutton, loves cats.

"Hey Maizels, my kittens are cuter than yours..." Said no one ever. #topshelf #twins #maizelskittenmuseum #kittylitterswag #catsofinstagram @ginger_ninja_00

A photo posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on May 15, 2013 at 7:06am PDT

12. Melissa was the star of a documentary filmed by Rachel Bach.

It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this journey with @rachelbach2 • A truly humbling experience to film for her inspiring project @thegameoftwohalves • Take a moment to check it out as we all aspire to increase the profile of women's sport •

A video posted by Melissa Maizels (@getaroundme) on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:07am PST

13. Maizels made this incredible clutch save in the opening round of the season.