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Legendary Socceroos recluse to advise Matildas on dealing with pressure

Legendary Socceroos recluse to advise Matildas on dealing with pressure

Socceroos legend Lucas Neill has broken a six-year silence to take up a role within FFA that will see him advise UK-based Matildas on dealing with the pressure of professional football. 1 Oct 2020
Remember the first (and last) time the world's greatest footballers came to Australia?

Remember the first (and last) time the world's greatest footballers came to Australia?

Before the A-League, W-League, Matildas and Socceroos' modern era all revolutionised football in Australia, 20 years ago, Australia welcomed the best footballers in the world. With the Matildas set to star at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics and then host the 2023 Women's World Cup, it begs the question...what was it like to host the best female footballers in the world in Sydney 2000? 29 Sep 2020
Why Sydney's academy is already producing world-class talent at five-years old

Why Sydney's academy is already producing world-class talent at five-years old

While the demise of the Socceroos' golden generation is plastered across every news headline, Sydney FC's A-League academy are quietly crafting prodigies to replace them. But they're also looking towards the W-League and Matildas as well... 17 Sep 2020
New Matildas, Socceroos deal retains 'gender equality' but W-League future uncertain

New Matildas, Socceroos deal retains 'gender equality' but W-League future uncertain

The Matildas will retain 50% of national team revenue throughout the COVID19 shutdown, in a revised CBA agreement formed with the Socceroos by FFA and PFA. 17 Sep 2020
15 years after Socceroos' EPL golden era, now it's 'Matildas time'

15 years after Socceroos' EPL golden era, now it's 'Matildas time'

Fifteen years after the Socceroos' golden generation made their mark on the Premier League, Australia's top women's footballers are doing the same in the FAWSL. 4 Sep 2020
FFA appoint familiar face as interim technical director

FFA appoint familiar face as interim technical director

FFA have appointed Joeys coach Trevor Morgan as interim technical director alongside Ron Smith, who takes up the role of technical consultant. 19 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
FFA's plan for top-15 Socceroos and $85m in A-League transfers

FFA's plan for top-15 Socceroos and $85m in A-League transfers

FFA has outlined its vision for Australian football in 2035, which highlights the Socceroos as a consistent top 15 team in the FIFA world rankings and the Matildas as either World Cup or Olympic gold medal winners. 2 Jul 2020
FFA's 11 point plan for the future of women's football

FFA's 11 point plan for the future of women's football

Football Federation Australia have proposed eleven principles, the Starting XI, they hope will lead the future development and growth of Australian football. 2 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
Huge $32.5m football academy to be built before 2023 World Cup

Huge $32.5m football academy to be built before 2023 World Cup

Western Australian football is set for a transformative football infrastructure development, with the state government confirming construction of an elite football facility. 15 Jun 2020
As we approach 100 years of women’s football, let’s celebrate our momentous history says future Matilda

As we approach 100 years of women’s football, let’s celebrate our momentous history says future Matilda

Australian football has had some wonderful players who are household names and are part of the rich tapestry of our sporting history. 5 May 2020
FIFA to pay FFA first crisis fund payment

FIFA to pay FFA first crisis fund payment

FFA will be paid $780,000 by FIFA as a crisis fund payment, before football's governing body releases $230 million to be split between its 211 member federations. 26 Apr 2020
A comprehensive guide to coronavirus' impact on Australian football

A comprehensive guide to coronavirus' impact on Australian football

Australian football at all levels has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus outbreak, putting strain on the FFA and the A-League in particular. 3 Apr 2020
When you Swysh upon a star...

When you Swysh upon a star...

A-League, W-League stars, Matildas and Socceroos have joined forces as part of a new start up to make fans' dreams come true – and raise cash for charity too. 25 Feb 2020
Stajcic sacking review 'whitewash' blast

Stajcic sacking review 'whitewash' blast

Football Federation Australia's investigation into Alen Stajcic's sacking from the Matildas has been branded a 'whitewash' by critics. 19 Dec 2019