football

W-League in major danger as financial reality bites

W-League in major danger as financial reality bites

Two W-League club insiders and at least two club owners have expressed grave fears that next season’s competition may be radically different. 8 Aug 2020
W-League's TV audience set to overtake A-League within five years

W-League's TV audience set to overtake A-League within five years

265,000 more people watched W-League on television last year, while 305,000 less watched the A-League, according to Roy Morgan. 7 Aug 2020
W-League's new star praises Future Matildas as her route to 2023

W-League's new star praises Future Matildas as her route to 2023

Kyra Cooney Cross is set to become one of the W-League's biggest stars next season with one eye set on the 2023 World Cup. 7 Aug 2020
Four Matildas set for epic debuts against each other

Four Matildas set for epic debuts against each other

Ellie Carpenter, Mary Fowler, Kyah Simon and Amy Harrison are all set to take part in a four-team invitational tournament next week. 7 Aug 2020
How the Olympic spirit mended a Matildas' broken heart

How the Olympic spirit mended a Matildas' broken heart

Twenty years on from the 2000 Olympics and the bitter sweet memories still flow in the mind of Matildas legend Julie Murray.  7 Aug 2020
Why are they called the Matildas? (and why it's perfect)

Why are they called the Matildas? (and why it's perfect)

They might be Australia’s most beloved sports team, but they were not always known by their instantly recognisable name: up until 1995 the Matildas were known as the Female Socceroos. 7 Aug 2020
Roestbakken on learning to live without her parents

Roestbakken on learning to live without her parents

19-year-old Matilda Karly Roestbakken speaks about moving to Norway alone and having to become an independent adult, as well as a world-class footballer. 3 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
'W-League silence deafening despite 2023 bid success'

'W-League silence deafening despite 2023 bid success'

FFA needs to make bold statement with the W-League as the road to 2023 opens up numerous opportunities. 3 Aug 2020
Brisbane Roar youngster signs landmark European deal

Brisbane Roar youngster signs landmark European deal

Brisbane Roar youngster Indiah-Paige Riley signs a reported long term deal in Denmark's Elitedivisionen. 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
Assessing the Matildas' Milicic era with one eye on 2023

Assessing the Matildas' Milicic era with one eye on 2023

The next three years for the Matildas are huge. 2021 brings the rescheduled Olympics, 2022 the Asian Cup, and 2023 a home World Cup. 29 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
Currently four leading candidates for Matildas boss

Currently four leading candidates for Matildas boss

Ante Milicic's departure has the FFA on the hunt for a new coach to lead the Matildas to the 2023 World Cup, with these contenders leading the race. 19 Jul 2020