Sam Kerr’s family members are sports enthusiasts. Her father, Roger Kerr is a former Australian rules football player and coach. He played senior football with East Fremantle and Perth as well as Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League before he went on to become Claremont’s coach in the WAFL. Although her mother has not directly participated in any sport, it is a known fact that she has always been in Sam’s corner supporting her career. Sam’s elder brother also played football professionally while her uncle was a horse jockey.
Sam Kerr, whose father Roger was born to an Indian mother and English father, is widely known as one of the best forwards of all time in women’s soccer and also the only female soccer player to ever win the Golden Boot in three different leagues and different continents.
Interesting Details about Sam Kerr’s Parents: Roger Kerr and Roxanne Kerr
Sam’s father Roger hails from Calcutta but his family later settled in Fremantle, Western Australia. His father, Denzel was a metallurgist and represented Bengal as a featherweight boxer, while his mother, Coral played women’s basketball during her time.
Roger Kerr played Australian rules football for East Fremantle and Perth in the West Australian Football League. He played from 1981 to 1991 when he finished his career with Perth.
As a coach, he worked with the South Colts under-19 from 2002 to 2004. He later became the senior coach of Claremont before he got sacked after the team lost their first five games during the 2009 WAFL season.
Her mother, Roxanne Kerr does not play any sport but also comes from a sporting family. Roxxanne’s father Harry Regan and her uncle Con Regan were professional footballers in the West Australian Football League. In addition to that, she had another uncle J.J Miller, who was a champion jockey.
Sam Kerr’s parent’s families both arrived Down Under after emigrating by ship. Evidently, they are part of the history of emigration to Australia in the early 20th Century.
All these people in Sam’s family are said to be her heroes whom she has attempted to emulate.
The Maltidas star parents now live in a beachside house about 10 minutes drive south of Fremantle. Her father now has a client-servicing role in an electrical accessories firm. Roxanne on the other hand works as a sales representative for a snack food company.
Sam is the youngest of her parents’ four children. Her older brother, Daniel also played Australian rules football with the West Coast Eagles. Since he retired, he set up a foundation called TogetherWe Can, with the aim of promoting sports, music, and dance in primary-school kids especially the ones in remote communities.
Sam Kerr’s brother also launched a sports event company called Rad Promotions and has been lauded for his entrepreneurial zeal.
Her other siblings, Levi and Madeline, are not quite sporty. Levi owns a car wash while Madeline works as a primary school teacher.
Sam Kerr’s Parents are Very Supportive
The Australian football star ended her career as an Australian rules footballer at the age of 12. However, she made her join the Australian national team at the age of 15. When she made her debut on the team, her mother revealed they were not aware of it they would have followed her to camp.
Sam and her family reportedly spent several years going across Perth even as her career progressed. The family is said to be united in their passion for sports and competition.
With the love and support of her parents and siblings, Sam Kerr has achieved quite a lot in her career. One of her notable achievements includes becoming the first Australian player to score a hat trick at a World Cup tournament.
Roger and Roxanne’s daughter has played for several clubs as well and her football styles have set her apart and have made her widely regarded as one of the best footballers and strikers in the world.