Thanks, Sharni Layton

This article was first written and published for The Roar.

Growing up, I went to an all-girls school. Each term, different sports would be on offer and if you opted in to playing sport, you had to make a choice.

Often girls would switch from one sport to the other, but there was one term where you made a decision and stuck with it. When it came to term three and the choice between hockey and netball, it was very much an us vs them mentality.

I grew up loving hockey and hating netball. I thought it was boring, disliked the lack of contact and thought it was too girly.

Key retirements from the Australian Diamonds

This article was first written and published for The Roar

Tonight, the Young Matildas will play Thailand in the final of the 2018 AFF Women’s Championships in Indonesia.

It’s set to be a thrilling finale to a competitive tournament, particularly considering that Thailand are the only team that have managed to beat the Australia so far.

Let’s track their road to the final.