My Westfield Matildas Story: Laura Alleway - 'I was freaking out'
Laura Alleway remembers the child-like excitement that engulfed her first away tour with the Westfield Matildas - a trip the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, no less. It's fair to say roles have reversed for the Melbourne Victory defender nearly eight years on, as the 29-year-old
Perfect preparation: Carpenter buzzing for sellout crowd against Netherlands
A sell-out crowd in Eindhoven for Sunday morning?s (AEST) friendly with the Netherlands serves as perfect preparation for the Westfield Matildas to hit the FIFA Women?s World Cup running, according to Ellie Carpenter. ...stralia play their final pre-World Cup hit-out the 35,000
Westfield W-League star Luik joins global stars with Common Goal
Westfield Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik has joined a global movement of famous footballers by deciding to commit to the Common Goal initiative. The not-for-profit organisation, which sees famous footballers and those related to the game donate 1% of their income to worthwhile
Westfield W-League stars feature in FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ official squad lists
With just over one week to go until the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019? kicks off at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday morning (AEST), it is fair to say the excitement is mounting. As the action nears, we are providing you with a group-by-group breakdown of every
Heyman announces Westfield Matildas retirement
Westfield Matildas striker Michelle Heyman has announced her retirement from international football, saying ?my body isn?t going to allow me to do it any more?. Heyman enjoyed a successful career with the Westfield Matildas, winning 61 caps and scoring 20 goals. But the 30-
My Westfield Matildas Story: Elise Kellond-Knight – ‘We're no longer dreaming. It's reality’
If Elise Kellond-Knight ever had any doubts of the enormity of what it means to play at a FIFA Women?s World Cup, they were wiped away at her first taste of the tournament in 2011. In a series of exclusive interviews, we are catching up with Ante Milicic's 23-player squad in t
‘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