Still spinning after her stunning two-goal performance sparked Canberra to victory in last weekend's W-League grand final, Wollongong footballer Michelle Heyman is celebrating again after securing a coveted contract with a Danish club.
The former Warilla Wanderers junior flies to Denmark on Sunday to take up a five-month contract with Brondby IF.
"It's a massive step for me," Heyman said. "I'm really looking forward to it.
"It's going to be a great experience for me over there. Just being in a different country and learning their ways of life, I can't wait. I've got a couple of days to buy everything and go start my new life."
Situated on the western outskirts of Copenhagen, Brondby IF is one Denmark's most successful clubs, winning 10 national championships and six Danish Cups since joining the country's top-flight competition in 1981.
"I don't know much about Denmark but I know it's cold over there, like -5 degrees," the 23-year-old said.
"I was told that it hasn't started snowing yet, but it's windy and I need to buy gloves and beanies and stuff ... I just want to go over there and enjoy it."
While Heyman had feelers out overseas, the call from Denmark caught her by surprise.
"It was really random, actually," she said. "My manager was helping me with a couple of UK clubs and a German club, and then one day he emailed me about Denmark and how they wanted me straight away.
Source: TIM KEEBLE/illawarramercury.com.au