As One: why Australia and New Zealand’s 2023 World Cup bid matters

By Samantha Lewis “For us, women’s football is much more than a game,” says the introduction to Australia and New Zealand’s historic joint bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. “It is a game-changer for women in our countries, where we celebrate our proud history of advancing women’s leadership, promoting women’s sport and striving …

Profiling By the White Line: photographer Rachel Bach

I remember the first time I met Rachel Bach. I attended the book launch event for ‘Never Say Die: The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women’s Football’ by Lee McGowan and Fiona Crawford late last year at Heidelberg United FC in Melbourne. The event was expertly hosted by the amazing Helen Tyrikos, Heidelberg United FC’s …

10 women in sport Instagram accounts you should be following

We’re all in isolation, and it sucks, but what better time to make sure you’re following all your favourite women in sport accounts for some entertainment? The Siren team has nominated ten accounts to make sure you’re following, for various reasons. Meretiana Robinson @medz_robinson The co-captain of the Melbourne Rebels, Meretiana Robinson shares her life …

Melbourne City FC have done it again

By Angela Christian-Wilkes On Saturday afternoon, the Melbourne City FC side lifted the championship trophy for the fourth time – this time, in a quiet stadium in front of a sprinkling of friends and family – becoming the first side in the league’s history to get the premiership/championship double twice. It was captain Steph Catley’s …

W-League Grand Final Preview

By Angela Christian-Wilkes  Melbourne City vs Sydney FC. Date and time TBC. Next weekend, behind closed doors, the reigning champions and current premiers face off for the silverware. Sydney FC and Melbourne City are two incredibly successful powerhouses of the W-League. It will be Sydney’s seventh appearance in the big dance after twelve seasons in …