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The Final Camp.

On Wednesday the Westfield Matildas entered their final camp in Australia in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 in Germany. Head Coach Tom Sermanni took a reduced squad into the final camp following the withdrawal of Sarah Walsh and Kylie Ledbrook, leaving him just 24 players to choose from. Walsh, who was fighting […]

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T – Sock It To Me!

I have a new found love of Aretha Franklin’s hit “Respect,” no longer is it just a good dance track, and a great singalong track but it has a meaning in a sporting sense. Preparing for this documentary has been a real education. Having grown up watching women competing at Wimbledon and the Olympics I […]

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Winning is a Habit

There is an old saying in sport that winning is a great habit to get into and no doubt Tom Sermanni will be saying that to his Westfield Matildas, after their 2-1 victory over New Zealand in Gosford on Sunday. They have now gone 17 games unbeaten and there is obviously a great belief amongst […]

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Norway

Australia’s last opponents in their group match are Norway, who made light work of the Macedonian team in qualifying, (14-0 here) however they will find the Matildas a far different challenge. Australia has met Norway on four occasions and lost the first three games. Their last outing saw them draw 1-1 at the last World […]

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Footballing women

For many years women’s football was frowned upon around the globe. It has also over the years suffered terribly because of outdated stereotypical views often propagated by male players. Such outdated ill-informed comments as it is unfeminine, playing will harm a woman’s reproductive organs, women will be never be recognized as proper athletes, and their […]

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