The group known as Mad-Tildas may have been 15,000km from Australia but were enjoying every moment of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The active supporter's group came together with the help of Brodie Wales, a Sydney FC supporter, and Majella Card, a member of The Roar Corp. 

When the Matildas kicked off their World Cup campaign against Italy on Sunday afternoon in Valenciennes there were hundreds of Aussies sitting together and singing for the team.

"It has been amazing to date to see how well things have come together in such a short time," Card said.

"We still have a long way to go, but we got some great noise going in the first game and I hope that as more and more people learn the songs and see what we are trying to do it will just get bigger with each game."

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While the result against Italy was a loss for Australia, both fans were excited to see fans come to the Mad-Tildas post-match function.

"I was super excited to arrive at a packed bar for our post-match function, after a tough loss," Wales said.

"We had no idea how many would turn up, and there were 100+ Aussies coming together, raising our spirits with song and beer and getting ready to raise the bar for active support again in Montpellier.

"That's what this is about."

So how did this group come to be?

It all started after the Matildas qualified for the World Cup back in April 2018, Brodie made a Facebook group with Sydney FC fans she knew who were set to travel to France and she came in to contact with Card soon after that. 

The Roar Corp, the group Card is part of, had been talking about putting an active group for the Matildas in place but they didn't want it coming from a particular club.