Mary’s Wonder Women: Matildas shine at the Asian Cup

This article was first written for and published by The Roar

There’s plenty on the line for the Matildas at this year’s Asian Cup, which started on April 2 and will conclude on April 22.

Eight nations are competing – Jordan, Japan, Australia, China, Korea Republic, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines – with the top five earning automatic entry into the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France.

Melbourne City Crowned as 2018 Champions

This article was written by Melissa Muscat.

Congratulations to Melbourne City on winning the W League Grand Final on Sunday 18th February 2018 at Allianz Stadium against Sydney FC. Phenomenally, it is City’s third consecutive Grand Final win. Even better than that, their admission into the W League was only in the 2015/16 season, making them champions every year they have been in the competition! This feat could well be the definition of success. Simply outstanding.

Mary’s Wonder Women: Who is playing in the W-League grand final?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar

This Sunday, the tenth edition of the W-League will come to a close when the Grand Final is contested between Sydney FC and Melbourne City.

Sydney booked their place in the decider after defeating the Newcastle Jets 3-2 in the semis, while Melbourne upset the reigning premiers, the Brisbane Roar, 2-0.

The Big Blue and Melbourne in January

This article was written by Melissa Muscat – 2017 Parramatta Eels Members Councillor.

If you’ve been following my articles you’d know by now I’m a bit of a sports fan. Just a bit. But don’t ask me what my favourite sport is, like my local newsagent did yesterday, because I simply can’t answer that question. So many give me so many different emotions, highs, lows, passions…it’s hard to name a ‘favourite’.

I will say though that the Australian Open is my absolute favourite time of year…so that has to be saying something. I have visited Melbourne to watch the tennis for the past 11 years witnessing Roger the Great win the 2010 Australian Open and Novak Djokovic win the 2013 Open. But more on the tennis next week. I’ve also been to the Soccer World Cup in Germany, Sydney 2000 Olympics, numerous NRL Grand Finals and a Grand Prix. All are exciting on different levels.