Month: February 2017

Features

4 more years…5 questions to consider

With the February Camps and March’s Algarve Cup, the next four year cycle has officially begun. It probably sounds like hyperbole but, for Australia, it is arguably the most important in their history. While the Matildas were always competitive, 2007 saw Australia begin to gain…

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W-League

De Vanna suspended in a case that could set new precedent

On 23 February 2017, Canberra United forward Lisa De Vanna received a mandatory one match suspension for Serious Unsporting Conduct by the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Football Federation of Australia (FFA DEC). Not only was this the first time a W-League player has…

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Algarve Cup

Matildas 2017 Algarve Cup campaign scheduled for Fox Sports

Australia’s first appearance in 17 years at the oldest invitational tournament in women’s football, the Algarve Cup, will be broadcast live on Fox Sports. All three of the Matildas’ matches against world no. 5 Sweden, world no. 12 Netherlands and world no. 13 China as well…

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Matildas

Steph Catley named in FIFPro 2016 World XI Shortlist

Melbourne City captain and Matildas defender Steph Catley has been named in the shortlist for the FIFA Pro Women’s World XI. Catley, the only Australian named, is among 55 players who received votes for the shortlist for the 2016 World XI. The world players union,…

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Features

Football Federation Victoria stepping up marketing game

On the heels of Professional Football Australia’s ambitious vision for women’s football, a state federation is also looking to try and transform how the women’s game is marketed in Australia. The bold media campaign, aimed at elevating the standing of state tier women’s competition, has…

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W-League

The PFA unveil roadmap for Australian women’s football

“The best league in the world” That is the vision of Professional Footballers Australia, the players’ union that represents W-League and Matildas, for the W-League under a new bold plan. ‘From grassroots to greatness: Roadmap for women’s football’  is the blueprint for the PFA’s direction…

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