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

City enjoying home comforts as it grows into 2021-22 ALW season

Ahead of their meeting with Adelaide United, Melbourne City captain Emma Checker and coach Rado Vidošić believe their side will only improve as the season goes on -- especially on the AAMI Park surface.  After downing Canberra United in the opening week of their 2021-22 A-League Women (ALW) campaign, City was brought back to earth … Continue reading City enjoying home comforts as it grows into 2021-22 ALW season

10 Matildas bolters who could rocket into the mix for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup this season

Every part of this A-League Women season will be viewed through the prism of the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. JOEY LYNCH runs the rule over the players who could rocket into Tony Gustavsson’s Matildas plans with a big domestic campaign. Full story published in Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/articles/os36046/10-matildas-bolters-world-cup-gustavsson-aleague-women

Checker eyes growth ahead of W-League milestone

Full article first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/checker-eyes-growth-ahead-of-w-league-milestone As she prepares to take the field for the 100th time in a W-League contest, Melbourne City’s Emma Checker is targeting growth in both her and the women's game in the years ahead. 25-year-old Checker, who celebrated her birthday last week, will bring up a … Continue reading Checker eyes growth ahead of W-League milestone

Government backing ‘vital’ to Matildas lifting home World Cup, says Checker

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