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

Lia Privitelli embodies Melbourne Victory’s fight to reach A-League Women Grand Final

Lia Privitelli wasn't supposed to lead Melbourne Victory against Sydney FC in this year's A-League Women Grand Final on March 27. Looking at the squad assembled at AAMI Park, one could argue that initial plans might not have even had her in the starting XI. And when one considers the hurdles she has had to … Continue reading Lia Privitelli embodies Melbourne Victory’s fight to reach A-League Women Grand Final

Victory seeks “redemption” in ALW semifinal against Adelaide

Melbourne Victory A-League Women coach Jeff Hopkins is confident that the side he sends out against Adelaide United this Sunday will resemble little the unit that lost 3-0 to the Reds just two weeks ago. Winless in their last five matches, it’s not unfair to say that Victory stumbled over the line and into the … Continue reading Victory seeks “redemption” in ALW semifinal against Adelaide

The hard-won lessons that revitalised Emma Checker and Melbourne City

As her side prepares to face Sydney FC with a spot in the A-League Women grand final on the line, Melbourne City captain and fringe Matilda Emma Checker believes her side’s successful campaign was forged in the disappointment of the season prior. Hit hardest by the changing dynamics of women’s football that saw an exodus … Continue reading The hard-won lessons that revitalised Emma Checker and Melbourne City

City look to deny the odds against Sydney FC

After a season that surpassed most external expectations, Melbourne City and their coach Rado Vidošić believe they have the quality to continue the surprises and upset Sydney FC in their A-League Women’s semi-final.  Belying assumptions that the 2021-22 ALW season was a two-horse race between Sydney and Melbourne Victory, City stormed past the latter and … Continue reading City look to deny the odds against Sydney FC