July 6, 2019
Lydia Williams, the conqueror
An early exit from the FIFA Women’s World Cup left the Matildas bitterly disappointed. But for Indigenous goalkeeper Lydia Williams it just offers another opportunity to overcome adversity.
June 22, 2019
Matildas live their ‘never say die’ motto
After a tumultuous few months marred by speculation and scrutiny, the Matildas’ fightback against Brazil showed a team determined to prove its critics wrong.
May 4, 2019
Soccer duo’s World Cup dream
As firm friends playing soccer in Spain’s women’s league, Australians Aivi Luik and Alex Chidiac both have a higher honour in their sights – a spot in the Matildas’ World Cup squad.
February 2, 2019
The Hakeem al-Araibi case
How politics, power struggles and the 2022 FIFA World Cup are all at play in the detention of Melbourne-based soccer player and Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.
January 26, 2019
The sacking of Matildas head coach Alen Stajcic
The dumping of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has polarised Australia’s soccer community, with claims of everything from a psychological damaging team culture to a manipulative ‘lesbian mafia’.
November 10, 2018
Zahli Currie, 18, futsal player
Teenage futsal player Zahli Currie on international competition and the Deadly Dancers.
October 20, 2018
Shot stopper: Jada Whyman, 18, soccer player
Western Sydney Wanderers goalie Jada Whyman on family sacrifice, breaking into the Matildas and becoming a stronger, prouder Indigenous woman.
April 7, 2018
Bridge building: Mark Bridge, 32, soccer player
A-League striker Mark Bridge on success with the Western Sydney Wanderers, lost opportunities with the Socceroos and his favourite goal.
October 7, 2017
Winning ways: Graham Arnold, 54, soccer coach
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold on starting a new A-League season with a clean slate after last year’s triumphs.
September 2, 2017
Career goals: Jamie Maclaren, 24, soccer player
As the Socceroos strive to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, striker Jamie Maclaren talks about putting in the hard work and never giving up.
April 29, 2017
Victory’s secret: Kevin Muscat, 43, soccer coach
Coach Kevin Muscat on the respectful atmosphere and cultural diversity at A-League’s Melbourne Victory.
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