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USA star lauds football down under

USA star lauds football down under

Reigning Dolan Medalist and W-League Golden Boot joint winner Kristen Hamilton admits she loved her time at the Western Sydney Wanderers and would be open to playing again in Australia. 29 Sep 2020
Sydney Olympic hero reminisces about her golden moment

Sydney Olympic hero reminisces about her golden moment

It’s been 20 years since Lauren Burns' famous gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The sight of Burns running around the State Sports Centre with the Australian flag is part of Olympic folklore. 21 Sep 2020
100 years since the illegal 'brilliant' first women's football match

100 years since the illegal 'brilliant' first women's football match

While there is evidence of women playing organised football in NSW as early as 1909, on 24 September 1921 the first official publicised women's football match in Australia was played at the Gabba between the North Brisbane Reds and the South Brisbane Blues. 16 Sep 2020
30,000 packed fans: First Matildas Olympian remembers 'changing point' 20 years ago

30,000 packed fans: First Matildas Olympian remembers 'changing point' 20 years ago

Matildas legend Alison Forman fondly recalls the Matildas Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 games. 11 Sep 2020
New Womens Coaching Association is a game changer

New Womens Coaching Association is a game changer

The lack of women coaches in football inspired state league championship winning coach Aish Ravi and close friend Jules Hay to find a way to inspire other women to take on a leading role off the field. 3 Sep 2020
45 years ago today: Australia's 'excellent' first match at the Asian Cup

45 years ago today: Australia's 'excellent' first match at the Asian Cup

On this day 45 years ago, at the first ever Asian Cup, an ‘Australian XI’ went down 3-2 to Thailand in front of over 4,000 people in hot and sticky conditions in Hong Kong. 25 Aug 2020
‘I never thought I’d see the day’ - Garriock to make Champions League history

‘I never thought I’d see the day’ - Garriock to make Champions League history

Matildas legend Heather Garriock will add another chapter to her amazing story when she becomes the first woman in Australia to take on a TV analyst role in an UEFA Champions League game. 8 Aug 2020
Aloisi stakes his claim to 'evolve' the women's game

Aloisi stakes his claim to 'evolve' the women's game

Former Socceroo Ross Aloisi admits he would love to again be part of the Matildas coaching setup as they head towards the 2023 World Cup. 3 Aug 2020
Stajcic treatment makes 'top coaches wary' of Matildas but 'political battle' is ongoing

Stajcic treatment makes 'top coaches wary' of Matildas but 'political battle' is ongoing

Former Matildas coach Steve Darby has given insights into the history of fighting for female coaches in Australia, while urging FFA and Australian football fans to support the next Matildas coach regardless of gender. 1 Aug 2020
Canberra secure big pedigree W-League coach

Canberra secure big pedigree W-League coach

Former US soccer development and Melbourne Victory W-League coach Vicki Linton is the new Canberra United coach. 31 Jul 2020
5 global marquees essential for W-League top-five status

5 global marquees essential for W-League top-five status

Sam Kerr was paid around $400,000 two years ago to be a marquee player for the W-League. The Matildas legend didn’t let FFA down, attracting crowds wherever she went. 28 Jul 2020
How the Matildas became 'strong confident women without any support'

How the Matildas became 'strong confident women without any support'

While there is evidence of women playing organised football as early as 1909 in NSW, the 24 September 1921 is widely acknowledged as the first public game of football. Over 10,000 fans saw North Brisbane beat South Brisbane 2-0 at the GABBA. 28 Jul 2020
‘I was so close to getting her to Canberra’

‘I was so close to getting her to Canberra’

Western Sydney forward Kristen Hamilton has capped a stellar debut season in the W-League, becoming the first Wanderer to win the coveted Julie Dolan Medal tonight. 25 Jul 2020
Matildas hot seat heating up as Milicic set to join Bulls and Montemurro says no

Matildas hot seat heating up as Milicic set to join Bulls and Montemurro says no

Joe Montemurro has apparently turned down overtures from FFA to coach the Matildas as they prepare for next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2023 World Cup. 15 Jul 2020
World leading teen basketballer closes on Opals dream

World leading teen basketballer closes on Opals dream

Shyla Heal has taken a step closer to realising her Opals dream after being selected in the 2020 Australian Senior National Team squad. 15 Jul 2020
The first Matildas in Europe reflect on Australia's 'awesome' progress

The first Matildas in Europe reflect on Australia's 'awesome' progress

Two of the pioneers of Australian women playing in Europe admit they are excited to see more Aussies sign with European clubs. 9 Jul 2020
'Australian football's new era demands a new philosophy'

'Australian football's new era demands a new philosophy'

While COVID19 has in many ways wreaked havoc on Australian football, ironically it has also encouraged clubs and players to be innovative when it comes to training and playing. 30 Jun 2020
‘Sam Kerr’s living my dream...and the whole country’s behind her’

‘Sam Kerr’s living my dream...and the whole country’s behind her’

Matildas past and present have lauded Australia and New Zealand's successful 2023 World Cup bid as a moment that will transcend women's football downunder. 28 Jun 2020
How many fans the World Cup needs to attract for a fully professional W-League

How many fans the World Cup needs to attract for a fully professional W-League

A cost analysis of W-League players having a full season and being paid a full time salary equal to their male counterparts proved to be an interesting exercise. 28 Jun 2020
Legends unite calls to induct 'godfather of women’s football' into Hall of Fame

Legends unite calls to induct 'godfather of women’s football' into Hall of Fame

Women’s football in NSW was on the cusp of something special in the 1960s. After being banned from playing in 1922, women who loved football decided they would push through the barriers rather than be suppressed by them. 22 Jun 2020
Former Matildas coach hankering for 'bloody awesome' World Cup

Former Matildas coach hankering for 'bloody awesome' World Cup

FFA Hall of Famer and former Matildas coach Trixie Tagg believes Australia and New Zealand would be the perfect hosts for the 2023 World Cup 15 Jun 2020