'This game was for him. I know he’d be very proud.'

The inspirational courage of Aleksandra Sinclair shone through on Sunday to help Calder United win the 2019 NPLW Victoria Grand Final.

Sinclair was awarded best on ground in the 1-0 win over FC Bulleen Lions, a result that secured the Keilor Park-based club a historic treble.

Sinclair - the 2018 and 2019 NPLWVIC Player's Player of the Year - was playing after the unfortunate passing of her father on Thursday evening.

She dedicated her incredible performance to his memory after the match. 

"To come out here is something he would've wanted. 

"I'm so proud of the girls for stepping up and supporting me.

"This game was for him. I know he’d be very proud. This one’s for dad."

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