The time to rise women’s football up

Emerging Sports Writer Lauren McIntosh speaks with football trailblazer Helen Tyrikos about opportunities the sport has leading up to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Growing up Helen Tyrikos lived in a household where the round ball was religion. Now the Head of Women’s Football of the National Premier League (NPL) club, Heidelberg United, her …

Strong minded: Gülcan Koca and her impact on young fans

Emerging Sports Writer Program participant Sienna Nobile spoke with one of her heroes, footballer Gülcan Koca, reflecting on the athlete’s journey and their first encounter. “People aren’t a fan of you because they dislike you. They’re a fan of you because they admire you.” Humble is the perfect word to describe Turkish-Australian footballer Gülcan Koca. …