‘We’re ready to put on a show’: Raso says big Netherlands crowd will bring out the best in Westfield Matildas
The Westfield Matildas are set to get an early taste of the incredible atmosphere of a FIFA Women’s World Cup in Sunday morning’s (AEST) friendly against the Netherlands. More than 25,000 tickets have been sold for the clash at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, with hopes high
Polkinghorne: High-intensity Westfield Matildas primed to perform in France
She is about to go to her fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup and Westfield Matildas defender Clare Polkinghorne says there has been a "real step up in intensity" as Ante Milicic's side prepare to go into battle. Head coach Milicic has put his squad through a gruelling pre-World Cu
My Westfield Matildas Story: Caitlin Foord – ‘You wait four years for this one moment'
While most 16-year-olds are focused on hanging with friends and maybe picking up a part-time job while at school, Caitlin Foord had bigger things on her mind. In a series of exclusive interviews for www.matildas.com.au, we are catching up with Ante Milicic's 23-player squad in
Logarzo beaming with pride as she gets set for first FIFA Women's World Cup
The pride she gets in wearing the Australian badge is a huge motivating factor for Chloe Logarzo as she heads to her first FIFA Women’s World Cup, an opportunity she was not sure she would get just a few months ago. Logarzo experienced the highs and lows of football in Februar
My Westfield Matildas Story: Emily van Egmond - 'I want to win the World Cup and inspire the next generation'
Westfield Matildas midfielder Emily van Egmond has two goals for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in France: produce winning performances and inspire the next wave of young women dreaming of wearing the green and gold. The 25-year-old, who now has 85 caps to her name, mad
How Australian school kids can watch the World Cup FREE on Optus Sport
In a huge bonus for Westfield Matildas fans, Optus Sport have gifted Australian school children complimentary access to watch the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup. With just 10 days until the tournament commences, the offer aims to promote the women’s game by bringing the excit
My Westfield Matildas Story: Lisa De Vanna – ‘I didn’t choose football, football chose me’
She will go down as one of Australia’s greatest-ever footballers, and Lisa De Vanna insists that it was destiny that drove her to take up the round-ball game. The 34-year-old made her debut for the Westfield Matildas against New Zealand way back in 2004 and in that time has w
Kyah Simon departs Westfield Matildas training camp
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today advised that player Kyah Simon has departed the Westfield Matildas’ pre-FIFA Women’s World Cup training camp in Turkey after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. Melbourne City attacker Simon, who had been training in Antalya
My Westfield Matildas Story: Tameka Yallop - 'My thinking just switched and that was what I wanted to do'
Tameka Yallop has never lacked self-belief and from the moment she found out about the Westfield Matildas she set her mind to pulling on the green and gold jersey. Speaking to matildas.com.au, the 27-year old midfielder revealed her journey to becoming an Australian representa
Signing news: Chidiac commits to Atletico Madrid
Former Westfield W-League midfielder Alex Chidiac will remain in Spain after inking a new contract with La Liga Feminina champions Atletico Madrid. In a major show of faith by the Spanish giants, they have locked the 20-year-old Westfield Matildas star down for two more years,
Junior Matildas drawn in Group A for 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship
The Westfield Junior Matildas have been drawn in Group A for the 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship in September. ... Australia will contest the group alongside tournament hosts Thailand, as well as Japan and Bangladesh. Rae Dower's Junior Matildas secured their spot at the t
How Aussie referees Reibelt and Jacewicz earned World Cup selection
Casey Reibelt had a decision to make – pursue a career playing football, or follow her passion as a burgeoning young referee. ...ibelt played the game from a young age, and she would occasionally run the lines for her brother’s matches. She completed her referees course at t
My Westfield Matildas Story: Hayley Raso - 'I didn't know World Cups and Olympics were for women'
Hayley Raso’s injury troubles have been well documented over the past year but the Westfield Matildas forward has been driven by more than just overcoming the broken back that threatened her career. In a series of exclusive interviews for www.mat...ildas.com.au, we will be catch
Micah describes 'surreal moment' of Westfield Matildas call going viral
Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Teagan Micah described her FIFA Women’s World Cup™ call up as ‘a surreal moment’ after a video of her receiving news of the announcement went viral on social media. The 22-year-old is the only uncapped player in Ante Milicic’s 23-player squad who