womens sport

Back this Friday! Matildas Abroad: COVID-19 Update II

Back this Friday! Matildas Abroad: COVID-19 Update II

Leagues all over the world are trying to adjust to the possibility of restarting or curtailing their seasons. 27 May 2020
'We can't go backward': W-League must be included in TV deal

'We can't go backward': W-League must be included in TV deal

Any future TV deal must include the W-League, say fans of the country’s premier women’s competition. 27 May 2020
Training resumes as 400,000 women await football's return

Training resumes as 400,000 women await football's return

The easing of coronavirus restrictions in Australia is well under way. 25 May 2020
The players each W-League club must retain next season

The players each W-League club must retain next season

In the months leading up to the 2020/21 W-League season, each club will be reviewing their roster as they formulate a plan of attack for the new campaign. 24 May 2020
The 30 best (and worst) Sam Kerr photos ever

The 30 best (and worst) Sam Kerr photos ever

In a new series, each week we trawl through the archives to countdown our 30 favourite photos of each Matilda. First up, guess who? 23 May 2020
Why can't the NPL and NPLW have equal pay?

Why can't the NPL and NPLW have equal pay?

Helen Tyrikos is one of those immense grassroots female football figures that inspires all around her. Now she's going public for a cause close to all of our hearts. 23 May 2020
Another sexual abuse claim highlights dark side of women's football

Another sexual abuse claim highlights dark side of women's football

While women's football is rising rapidly across both developed and developing nations, the influx of female participants is leading to a series of worrying sexual abuse allegations. 23 May 2020
The 5 up-and-coming stars who'll challenge Ash Barty for legend status

The 5 up-and-coming stars who'll challenge Ash Barty for legend status

These are the five next would-be legends in women's tennis who will provide the biggest threat to Ash Barty over the Australian number one's career. 23 May 2020
More than the games: What hosting the 2023 World Cup would mean for Australia

More than the games: What hosting the 2023 World Cup would mean for Australia

There’s just over a month to go until the host of the 2023 Women’s World Cup is announced. 22 May 2020
Raffles and car washes: The unknown story of the 1975 ‘Original Soccer Legends’

Raffles and car washes: The unknown story of the 1975 ‘Original Soccer Legends’

While Australia’s game against New Zealand at Seymour Shaw Park in 1979 is officially recognised as our first ever women’s international, truth be told, an Australian team made its debut on the international stage four years earlier in Hong Kong. 22 May 2020
Should this team be recognised as the first Matildas?

Should this team be recognised as the first Matildas?

It is a debate that has raged in silence for nearly half a century. Who should be recognised as the first ever Australian women’s national team? 22 May 2020
Before Kerr, there was 'Peewee': The greatest Matildas striker you've never heard of

Before Kerr, there was 'Peewee': The greatest Matildas striker you've never heard of

While a Sam Kerr backflip is synonymous with a Matildas goal these days and is beamed on TV to millions of adoring fans across the world, 41 years ago - apart from her team-mates - hardly anyone flinched when 17-year-old Sandra Brentnall netted Australia’s first ever goal in international women’s football. 22 May 2020
Women's State of Origin confirmed

Women's State of Origin confirmed

The NRL pushes forward to prioritise the women's game, announcing a stand-alone women's State of Origin match. 22 May 2020
Weighted points decision set to give Kerr shock title

Weighted points decision set to give Kerr shock title

Sam Kerr looks set to win an English Women's Super League medal with Chelsea with the division likely to be decided by weighted points-per-game system. 21 May 2020
OP: Kerr's agent wants WSL finished. How and why should it end?

OP: Kerr's agent wants WSL finished. How and why should it end?

In the previous few days there have been multiple reports that the FA Women's Super League and Women's Championship will not resume their 2019-20 seasons. 20 May 2020
Obstacle course: What’s stopping girls from playing football?

Obstacle course: What’s stopping girls from playing football?

Women’s football in Australia has seen a meteoric rise in the past decade with player numbers increasing and the Matildas becoming a household name. 20 May 2020