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football federation of australiaWhen the Westfield Matildas reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, it was yet another sign of just how far the women’s game has come in this country.

And it’s also worth nothing that this tournament was the first time any Australian national football team included two indigenous players, in goalkeeper Lydia Williams and striker Kyah Simon.

Read more on the Football Federation of Australia’s website.

 

 


Australia has produced some outstanding Indigenous male athletes in Australian Rules Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Athletics and Boxing, but there have been far fewer women who have made it to the top.

Olympic Gold Medalist Cathy Freeman is one such athlete; fellow Gold Medalist for Hockey Nova Peris-Kneebone is another. Wimbledon Champion Yvonne Cawley (nee?Goolagong) is another who excelled on the world stage.

Read more on NITV’s website.

 

 


We are pleased to announce that “No Apologies” the story of two Aboriginal girls playing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be aired on free to air Television, on SBS on July 1 at 4pm as part of NAIDOC week.
This follows on from the airing of the film on NITV last month and will be the first time that the film will have aired on free-to-air television.

Read more on Football West’s website.