Record breakers Sydney FC win fifth A League title

This article was written by Sydney FC Member and Ladies Who League Writer, Melissa Muscat. 

Sydney Football Club, fifth time A League Champions, fourth time A League Premiers and now outright most successful football team in Australian history. Sunday 30th August 2020, cemented Sydney’s most honourable national competition accolade by claiming the championship five times since the inaugural season began in 2005. In an unfamiliar year for most, sporting stadiums weren’t immune. For a grand final match in any code at only 25 percent capacity, most would believe this to be an underwhelming occasion but Bankwest Stadium certainly didn’t disappoint. It is a euphoric feeling supporting a triumphant sporting team and what lacked in numbers last Sunday, was undeniably made up for in volume, ambience and elation.

Welcome Back A League and W League Seasons

This article was written by Sydney FC member, Melissa Muscat.

It’s been a long five months, but the Hyundai A League and Westfield W League seasons are back. I’m one of the lucky ones who is a lover of both rugby league and football, so no off season blues for me, literally. In October, a week on from the NRL Grand Final, the football season begins and I have another blue team to support. March through to May becomes a little hectic with the two codes overlapping for eight weeks, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t imagine not having a team to support for six months of the year. I love being a member of two sporting families in alternate seasons. 

Matildas kit revealed with plenty of fanfare

This article was first written and published for the Roar.

The countdown is on to this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be held in June in France. For Australia’s Matildas, this will be their seventh-straight World Cup appearance.

On Tuesday another key milestone was celebrated when Nike revealed the 14 jerseys which will be worn by the national teams during the Tournament.

For our Matildas it was a significant day given that the squad will be wearing their own National Team Collection for the very first time during this Tournament. You won’t have to wait that long to see the kit in action, with it set to make its debut for a Matildas friendly against the number one ranked United States in Colorado (which is also the Matilda’s next game).

The design takes inspiration from Hosier Lane in Melbourne, the golden wattle and Australia’s landscape and looks to resemble contemporary Australia.

Sports stars’ hope for injury woes

This article was written by Melissa Muscat. 

Sport. It can enable you to feel the highest of highs and lowest of lows. As a true sports lover who watches passionately from the stands, I’ve witnessed both ends. When my team wins a premiership…not much else compares. When they finish last, you write the whole year off as a bad one. As a professional sportsman or sportswoman, the feelings and emotions must be at another intensity. Being part of an unsuccessful team is one thing, but when it involves matters out of one’s control like injury, that’s another level. There’s lots that can go wrong with the body but from knowing those who have endured the ACL rupture, it’s this one that seems the cruelest of blows to many athletes, namely due to the nine to 12 month time frame it takes to recover. Just last week our very own Socceroo Daniel Arzani was confirmed to have ruptured his ACL on debut for Celtic. Sending sincere get well wishes to our youngest World Cup hero, hoping his recovery is strong and swift.