womens sport

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
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
Super Netball's restart reminder of how lucky Australia is

Super Netball's restart reminder of how lucky Australia is

The young faces on show in Round One of Super Netball were a timely reminder how lucky Australia is to boast the best netball competition on the planet. 3 Aug 2020
Hugely underrated Adelaide Thunderbirds are a scary sight

Hugely underrated Adelaide Thunderbirds are a scary sight

A hugely underrated Adelaide Thunderbirds with a defence packed full of superstars are going to be a scary sight this Super Netball season. 3 Aug 2020
'It's essential: Align W-League with foreign leagues now'

'It's essential: Align W-League with foreign leagues now'

The recent months have been devastating for the W-League in terms of talent emigration, specifically to European northern-hemisphere winter-leagues. 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
Strong criticism after IPL directly takes on WBBL

Strong criticism after IPL directly takes on WBBL

The 2020 women's Indian Premier League will be held in November at the same time as the Women's Big Bash League|06. 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
60% of girls say 'nothing' can attract them to sport post-COVID

60% of girls say 'nothing' can attract them to sport post-COVID

Suncorp Super Netball's study into teenage girls' attitudes towards resuming sport after the coronavirus pandemic has revealed some disheartening results. 30 Jul 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
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
Matildas hot seat heating up as Milicic set to join Bulls and Montemurro says no

Matildas hot seat heating up as Milicic set to join Bulls and Montemurro says no

Joe Montemurro has apparently turned down overtures from FFA to coach the Matildas as they prepare for next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2023 World Cup. 15 Jul 2020
Biggest ever standalone WBBL announced

Biggest ever standalone WBBL announced

The schedule for the upcoming Rebel WBBL season was released today by Cricket Australia.  The tournament is to take place this October-November and will remain a stand-alone competition. 15 Jul 2020
FIFA pays 400k for Matildas development

FIFA pays 400k for Matildas development

FIFA's Women’s World Cup Club Solidarity Fund has paid $387,000 to Australian clubs that have developed Matildas. 11 Jul 2020