Culture collisions and active support in women’s football

Danielle Warby spoke with Bonny Boles, co-founder of the Melbourne Victory Vikings and Brodie Wales, president of Matildas Active Support about active support in football. Last month, a W-League Melbourne Derby was marred by a group of Melbourne Victory supporters hurling abuse, and a glass bottle, at Melbourne City’s Teagan Micah. So, what does it …

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 …