Lucas Radbourne

‘People didn’t give a sh** about women’s sport’: How Lisa De Vanna became the most important figure in Australian football

‘People didn’t give a sh** about women’s sport’: How Lisa De Vanna became the most important figure in Australian football

"I love serial killers," Lisa De Vanna nonchalantly tells Optus Sport, grinning through oversized sunglasses as she leans back against a wooden jetty near her Spearwood home. 21 Jun 2019
Teenage Matilda reveals 'surreal' World Cup atmosphere

Teenage Matilda reveals 'surreal' World Cup atmosphere

At just 18-years-old, it's hard to believe that prodigal Matildas defender Karly Roestbakken is still nearly two years OLDER than the youngest player in Australia's squad. 11 Jun 2019
Milicic: Little steps all the way to the Cup

Milicic: Little steps all the way to the Cup

Ante Milicic has only one match remaining until the Matildas are thrown into football's pinnacle, but if he and his side are stressed they're certainly not showing it. 4 Apr 2019
Polkinghorne: Our kit's as bold as we are

Polkinghorne: Our kit's as bold as we are

If a raring Matildas squad - decked out in contentious retro gear - manages to defeat a powerhouse USA squad on Friday, what they were wearing will be the last thing on anybody's mind. 3 Apr 2019
VAR confirmed for Women's World Cup

VAR confirmed for Women's World Cup

Despite never being used in a senior women's football tournament, FIFA has confirmed VAR will be in place at the 2019 Women's World Cup. 16 Mar 2019
Polkinghorne: First Cup of Nations, then World Cup

Polkinghorne: First Cup of Nations, then World Cup

Claire Polkinghorne knows if the Matildas beat Argentina on March 6 they'll win the inagural Cup of Nations - but she's already got on eye on the World Cup. 4 Mar 2019
Gielnik: Milicic just tells us to be free

Gielnik: Milicic just tells us to be free

While the sternest test is yet to come, the Matildas are looking reinvigorated under Ante Milicic and the newfound confidence they say he imparts. 3 Mar 2019
Milicic: 'Kerr carries the Matildas'

Milicic: 'Kerr carries the Matildas'

Ante Milicic has backed in Sam Kerr as the new Matildas captain, saying the star forward is capable of taking the team to World Cup success. 27 Feb 2019
FFA ditch Jubilee Oval for Matildas opener amid safety concerns

FFA ditch Jubilee Oval for Matildas opener amid safety concerns

The Matildas opening match of the 2019 Cup of Nations has been moved from Jubilee Oval in Kogorah due to “pitch safety concerns”. 24 Feb 2019
'FFA credibility at risk': Pressure over Stajcic sacking grows

'FFA credibility at risk': Pressure over Stajcic sacking grows

Football Supporters Australia (FSA) has become the latest advocacy group to call for "greater transparency" regarding the sacking of former Matildas coach, Alen Stajcic. 29 Jan 2019
Stajcic: Matildas can raise Australian football’s standards

Stajcic: Matildas can raise Australian football’s standards

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has presided over one of the most remarkable rises in Australian sporting history – but he isn’t planning to stop with women’s football. 17 Jan 2019