This article was written by Sydney FC member Melissa Muscat.
Friday night saw me debut my first ever live women’s football match and I can say I will be back again! Growing up, my family were heavily involved in NSL Football and Saturday night outings consisted of mainly watching the mens Marconi and Melita games. I wasn’t really exposed to a lot of women’s sports, especially being predominantly musical myself but with all the hype and success of the Matildas of late, I’ve been very curious to catch a game.
This article was written by Sydney FC member, Melissa Muscat.
The A League Football/Soccer season is back!! Sydney FC played their first home game of the 2017/18 Season on Sunday night as defending champions. I’m very thankful I have another sport to love other than Rugby League as it would be a very long off season, as I hear from many of my Parra Eels friends.
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And then there were 14 (well, not until 2020).
This week the AFL announced that the AFLW is about to get a whole lot bigger with a bold expansion plan which will see North Melbourne and Geelong join the eight existing clubs in the third season of the AFLW in 2019, with Richmond, West Coast, St Kilda and the Gold Coast set to follow in 2020.
What generated plenty of excitement though was that for the first time, Tasmania will have a team that it can adopt as its own through its joint bid with North Melbourne.
This article was first written and published for The Roar.
I’ll always remember this week as the week where I really felt like for the first time, the Australian public really embraced the Matildas.
It has truly been an incredible week for this team – it started last Saturday when Sam Kerr was on the front of the Sydney Morning Herald back-flipping. Despite increased attention for women in sport, we are still not at a point where women’s sport is covered frequently in our mainstream newspapers.
This article was first written for and published by The Roar.
Football fever has hit Sydney and it all kicks off tomorrow when the Westfield Matildas will play Brazil in the first of a two-game international series at a sold out Pepper Stadium.
Over 17,000 people are expected to attend the game and this will be one the biggest crowds for women’s football this country has ever seen.