The match, held on Friday, November 10, saw the Australian team win 2-0 to Japan.
In the 21st minute of the match, the 31-year-old’s persistence and efforts paid off when she scored for Australia.
It was Nicole’s seventh goal for the season and the first time her family watched her play for Australia.
“It was the most surreal feeling [scoring in front of them],” she said.
“To be able to do that, the first goal of the [final], with them here cheering me on – this means everything to me, it means everything to me.”
Nicole was also named player of the tournament.
“I started paralysed; now I’m playing football for my country and I got player of the tournament, with a gold medal. What can beat that?” the ParaMatildas star said.
Source: SBS Sport.