Matilda returns but other looks set to head for the exit as Victory travel to face Adelaide

Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins will welcome Matildas’ midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight for his side’s meeting with Adelaide United and is targeting the return of other key contributors for Thursday’s meeting with Sydney FC but is increasingly resigned to losing on-loan star Alex Chidiac back to NWSL side Racing Louisville before the end of the season. … More Matilda returns but other looks set to head for the exit as Victory travel to face Adelaide

Epakis: Glory going “all in” on ALW season

Perth Glory coach Alex Epakis says that his young side will go “all in” on ending the club’s three-year absence from A-League Women’s playoffs across the second half of their campaign.  For the second straight season, Glory was able to come to AAMI Park and take something off two-time defending champions Melbourne Victory on Friday … More Epakis: Glory going “all in” on ALW season

Victory wary of desperate Glory, history, in ALW

His side may be riding an A-League Women winning streak, but Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins is wary of both the challenge that a desperate Perth Glory will present his side and that the weight of history that may favour the West Australians in their clash on Friday afternoon.  Lifted by a first-half Alex Chidiac … More Victory wary of desperate Glory, history, in ALW

Pollicina sparks City to A-League Women win over Glory

It took around 45 minutes for them to find their groove, but Melbourne City has continued their strong start to the A-League Women season by downing Perth Glory 1-0 at AAMI Park on Tuesday evening.  Kept largely at bay by a combination of their indecisiveness and some dogged Glory defending across the opening 45 minutes, … More Pollicina sparks City to A-League Women win over Glory

City set to welcome back high-powered trio in ALW

The rich are getting richer in the A-League Women, with top-of-the-table Melbourne City set to welcome back a trio of highly-credentialed reinforcements for their Tuesday evening clash with Perth Glory at AAMI Park.  Matildas’ defenders Emma Checker and Karly Roestbakken, and New Zealand international striker Hannah Wilkson have all been named in coach Dario Vidosic’s … More City set to welcome back high-powered trio in ALW

“I understand the fans and agree” – Popovic backs fan anger over A-Leagues grand final controversy

By Joey Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic has backed supporter anger over the A-Leagues’ decision to stage its next three grand finals in Sydney, saying that he “understands” plans to walk out of this weekend’s Melbourne Derby in protest of the decision and that he hopes the move can be reversed.  Controversy and fan … More “I understand the fans and agree” – Popovic backs fan anger over A-Leagues grand final controversy

Victory looking to keep the positive vibes rolling against Glory

Such is the mind of a competitive athlete and coach, two losses on the trot can sometimes make it feel like the walls are closing in. So it’s no wonder that Melbourne Victory is feeling like a weight has been lifted following their first win of the A-League Women (ALW) season. After entering the season … More Victory looking to keep the positive vibes rolling against Glory

Football Australia reaffirms diversity pledge amid federal election furore

As transgender women’s participation in sport continues to be an unexpected focus of Australia’s federal election, Football Australia has underlined its commitment to creating an environment in which “people of all experiences and identities” can participate and feel welcomed. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-aus/story/4652580/football-australia-reaffirms-diversity-pledge-amid-federal-election-furore