Despite COVID chaos, “five-star” Hannah Wilkinson lifts Melbourne City to thumping win over Melbourne Victory 

Despite their preparation being thrown into chaos by a positive rapid COVID test, Melbourne City put the A-League Women’s (ALW) defending champions to the sword on Sunday afternoon: running out 5-1 winners over Melbourne Victory.  Going second after a performance that simultaneously served to bolster their title credentials and raise further questions about a Kayla … Continue reading Despite COVID chaos, “five-star” Hannah Wilkinson lifts Melbourne City to thumping win over Melbourne Victory 

A-League Women Season Preview 2021-22: New signings, key players, ones to watch

236 days after Kyra Cooney-Cross stunned Sydney FC with a last gasp olimpico to secure Melbourne Victory the 2021-22 W-League crown, Australia's premier women's football competition returns on Friday night with a historic first: expansion side Wellington Phoenix playing the first competitive fixture of their existence against Western Sydney Wanderers in Wollongong. Full story published … Continue reading A-League Women Season Preview 2021-22: New signings, key players, ones to watch

A-League Men set to start ‘new era,’ but will this one stick?

"Another new era for the game?" Delivered through a grin, leave it to Ange Postecoglou to keep an eye on the bigger picture. Once again, Australian football is being touted as entering a brave new epoch as the 2021-22 A-League Men season dawns, alongside an A-League Women campaign that will begin on Dec. 3. Yes, … Continue reading A-League Men set to start ‘new era,’ but will this one stick?

City take the win, South take the pride from FFA Cup

In reality, Melbourne City's win over South Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium on Friday night -- 3-0 thanks to a brace from Scott Galloway and goal from Connor Metcalfe -- was never really in doubt. Heading to Albert Park as belligerents for the first time in their existence, Melbourne City represents everything that the National Premier … Continue reading City take the win, South take the pride from FFA Cup

Josh Cavallo: Coming out as gay has ‘taken me to a new level’

On Wednesday, Josh Cavallo was briefly the biggest player in world football. With a message posted across his and his Australian A-League Men club's social media channels, the 21-year-old Adelaide United utility altered the landscape of football around the globe with one simple sentence: "I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay." Full … Continue reading Josh Cavallo: Coming out as gay has ‘taken me to a new level’

Meet Bryleeh Henry: The new 18y.o. Matilda who ‘terrorises defences’

Earning a surprise call-up to the Matildas' squad for friendlies against Brazil, 18-year-old Bryleeh Henry’s is emblematic of the opportunities a home World Cup is providing. Now, the Penrith local has the rare chance to earn her international debut in front of family and friends in her home stadium and target bigger things to come. … Continue reading Meet Bryleeh Henry: The new 18y.o. Matilda who ‘terrorises defences’

Australian top-flight set for a radical overhaul: A-League Men, A-League Women

Australia's professional football leagues will undergo a major change heading into the 2021-22 season, with the competitions unified under a new "A-Leagues" banner to be formally unveiled by league administrators, the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) on Wednesday. The W-League will become the A-League Women (ALW), while the A-League will officially become known as the A-League … Continue reading Australian top-flight set for a radical overhaul: A-League Men, A-League Women