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 …

The Matildas reach the last hurdle to the Tokyo Olympics

The Australian women’s football team, the Matildas, kick off the final stage of their Olympic Qualifying tonight. The tournament, due to be played in Wuhan, China was rescheduled in Campbelltown west of Sydney after the outbreak of the coronavirus. Despite the disruption to their schedule, Matildas defender Clare Polkinghorne says, “we’re ready.” “We always love …