Born: Saskatchewan, April 1963.
Joan McEachern was born in Saskatchewan and began playing organized soccer at the age of 17 at Lanigan Central High School, where she helped the team win the provincial championship in 1981. Later she played for the University of Saskatchewan and after graduating moved to Alberta to join the Edmonton Angels, where she won the Jubilee Shield, the Women's National Championship, in 1985 and 1986. She made her international debut for Canada against Sweden in 1987 in the North American Cup, and one year later played for Canada in China in the test tournament that led to the first ever Women's World Cup. She was a member of the national team squad at the 1995 Women's World Cup in Sweden.