The self-styled ‘sporting capital of the world’ will host just six games at next year’s tournament as a result of the AFL’s considerable muscle. Full story published in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/dec/03/melbourne-falls-short-in-womens-world-cup-venue-allocation
Seeking to harness the "halo effect" of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and establish itself as Australia's premier women's sporting competition, the W-League is set to undergo a major shakeup before the showpiece tournament lands in Australia and New Zealand in two years' time.
After months of intense lobbying, Adelaide and South Australia was rewarded on Thursday when the city was announced as a host for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Hindmarsh Stadium was amongst the ten host venues revealed for the women’s footballing showcase by FIFA on Thursday morning; joining two venues in Sydney, one in Brisbane, Perth … Continue reading Adelaide celebrates designation as Women’s World Cup host
Full story first published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/sermanni-still-hopeful-of-new-zealand-w-league-expansion New Zealand women's national team coach Tom Sermanni retains hope that Wellington Phoenix will eventually be represented in the W-League and has revealed some of the challenges the Football Ferns are facing on the road to the Tokyo Olympics. Club owners had given Wellington’s entry … Continue reading Sermanni still hopeful of New Zealand W-League expansion
Full article first published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/how-gustavsson-aims-to-make-up-for-lost-matildas-time Finally getting the chance for a belated, in-person look at his side with the Olympics rapidly approaching, new Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson is relishing newly announced international matches against high-powered European opposition. On Thursday, Football Australia announced that Australia’s most beloved sporting team would be … Continue reading How Gustavsson aims to make up for lost Matildas time
Full story first published on SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/government-backing-vital-to-matildas-lifting-home-world-cup-says-checker Matildas and Melbourne City defender Emma Checker has backed Football Australia’s push for extra high-performance funding ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, saying the investment would supercharge the Matildas’ efforts to lift the trophy on home soil. As part of the federation’s efforts … Continue reading Government backing ‘vital’ to Matildas lifting home World Cup, says Checker