soccer

soccer March 28, 2020

Lisa De Vanna tackles soccer lockdown

For star Matildas veteran Lisa De Vanna and other Australian players, the worldwide shutdown of soccer is having devastating consequences – both financially and psychologically.

soccer January 25, 2020

Clout of Africa

Where once Australia’s soccer success rode on the shoulders of European migrants, a new generation of African Australians has started to kick serious goals.

tennis November 23, 2019

Pay equity for elite athletes

While the recent Matildas pay deal is a welcome boost for gender equality in sport, women athletes – Ash Barty aside – still have a long way to go to reach equal pay with their male counterparts.

soccer 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.

soccer 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.

soccer 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.

soccer 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.

soccer 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.

soccer December 17, 2016

Defence force: Laura Alleway, 27, soccer player

Matildas and Melbourne City defender Laura Alleway on the professionalism in women’s soccer.

soccer November 19, 2016

Jersey boy: Tarek Elrich, 29, soccer player

Tarek Elrich on the A-League’s growing strength and doing his bit for charity.

soccer November 12, 2016

FFA, FIFA, match-fixing and sports integrity

As a soccer player banned for match-fixing seeks to have Football Federation Australia permit him to rejoin the game, a former FIFA integrity official warns such a move would make a mockery of the fight against corruption in the sport.