Battle-hardened City ready for Sydney FC ALW test

Melbourne City A-League Women coach Rado Vidošić believes that his side’s challenging slate of opening fixtures will place them in good stead to challenge high-powered Sydney FC. Initially scheduled to take place in Melbourne on Sunday, an Australian Open-driven dearth of personnel to broadcast the contest forced the relocation of the 2019-20 Grand Final re-match … Continue reading Battle-hardened City ready for Sydney FC ALW test

Barbieri continuing to lead Melbourne City’s ALW side on and off the park

Just a month shy from her 42nd birthday, Melissa Barbieri is quite used to serving as a dressing room leader and mentor. But when COVID hit Melbourne City’s A-League Women’s change rooms, a different type of leadership was needed from the veteran goalkeeper.  After initially being able to stage a memorable 5-1 win over local … Continue reading Barbieri continuing to lead Melbourne City’s ALW side on and off the park

Hopkins urges Victory ALW side to seize their opportunities ahead of Wanderer visit

Melbourne Victory A-League Women (ALW) coach Jeff Hopkins is backing his youngsters to step up and fill the void left by the departure of Lynn Williams and his Matildas' cohort for the club's suddenly crucial fixture against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday afternoon. Two losses on the bounce – the first a 5-1 humiliation at … Continue reading Hopkins urges Victory ALW side to seize their opportunities ahead of Wanderer visit

Kicking it at Coopers: Melbourne City ALW coach Rado Vidošić welcomes Coopers Stadium challenge

It’s not often that an opposition coach cheerily embraces the opportunity to take on Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium, but that's what Melbourne City A-League Women (ALW) coach Rado Vidošić is doing ahead of his side's clash with the Reds on Saturday. Second on the ALW table heading into the weekend’s action, City notched their … Continue reading Kicking it at Coopers: Melbourne City ALW coach Rado Vidošić welcomes Coopers Stadium challenge

Hopkins backing Victory women to bounce back from Derby drubbing

As they prepare to welcome Brisbane Roar to AAMI Park on Sunday, Melbourne Victory A-League Women (ALW) coach Jeff Hopkins is hopeful that his side has identified and rectified the defensive issues that led to a heavy defeat in last week’s Melbourne Derby.  Having struggled to truly fire in any of their games thus far … Continue reading Hopkins backing Victory women to bounce back from Derby drubbing