Category: Matildas

Collette Gardiner Among Six Inductees into Football Australia Hall of Fame

Collette Gardiner Among Six Inductees into Football Australia Hall of Fame 2007 Collete Mccallum Celebrates Scoring For Australia Vs Canada

Matildas great Collette Gardiner (nee McCallum) has been recognised for her standout contribution to Australian football as one of six inductees into Football Australia’s Hall of Fame. Gardiner was a Matildas midfield mainstay for 11 years and is regarded as one of Australia’s finest footballers of all-time. Gardiner was inducted prior to the Matilda’s 4-0 […]

Samantha Kerr Places Third in Ballon d’Or

Samantha Kerr Places Third in Ballon d’Or Samantha Kerr

Australia captain Samantha Kerr has come third in voting for the prestigious Ballon D’Or Feminin for the second consecutive year. Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas made to back-to-back prizes ahead of runner-up Beth Mead (Arsenal) and Kerr (Chelsea). The Ballon d’Or, voted for by experts around the world, recognises the world’s best footballers of the last season. […]

Lydia Williams Joins the Century Club

Lydia Williams Joins the Century Club Lydia Williams (feature image)

Katanning-born goalkeeper Lydia Williams has notched her 100th appearance for Australia. The 34-year old joined fellow West Australians Lisa De Vanna and Samantha Kerr in achieving the milestone by captaining the Matildas into the overnight 1-1 friendly draw with Portugal in Estoril. Lydia began her journey with the Matildas at the age of 17, debuting […]

Perth Venues Confirmed for 2023 Women’s World Cup

Perth Venues Confirmed for 2023 Women’s World Cup 2022 02 23 Womens World Cup Training Sites (feature Image)

Two Perth venues have been given the green tick of approval by FIFA to be used as training sites for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The State Football Centre in Queens Park and Dorrien Gardens in West Perth were given the nod following a detailed and thorough evaluation process. The two venues will be available […]

Samantha Kerr Is Australia’s Greatest Ever Goalscsorer

Samantha Kerr Is Australia’s Greatest Ever Goalscsorer Samantha Kerr

Samantha Kerr has written another chapter in Australian football history by becoming the nation’s greatest international goalscorer of all-time. The 28-year old put away five goals in the Matildas record-breaking 18-0 defeat of Indonesia in the opening round of the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup in India. Kerr’s remarkable haul – which included a hat-trick inside […]

Perth to Host Five Women’s World Cup Games

Perth to Host Five Women’s World Cup Games 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup logo

Perth will host five games at the 2023 Women’s World Cup following an overnight announcement by FIFA. The world’s governing body confirmed the 64-fixture match schedule for the 32-team tournament co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand between 20th July to 6th August, 2023. Five group stage games will be played at Perth Rectangular Stadium (aka […]

Samantha Kerr Takes Third in Ballon d’Or

Samantha Kerr Takes Third in Ballon d’Or 2020 09 27 Samantha Kerr

West Australian Samantha Kerr has placed third in the prestigious Ballon d’Or Feminin award, which recognises the world’s best female footballer. The 28-year old striker came in behind winner Alexia Putellas and runner-up Jenni Hermosoas, both who play for Barcelona and Spain. Kerr scored 29 goals in all competitions for Chelsea last season, 21 of […]

Tal Karp Reflects on a Vital Chapter in Women’s Football History

Tal Karp Reflects on a Vital Chapter in Women’s Football History Tal Karp

Tal Karp is an Olympian, a lawyer and former Matildas midfielder with a unique vantage point on the development of women’s football in Australia. On hand as a player for the birth of both the W-League and its predecessor, the Women’s National Soccer League, Karp has experienced the game in many forms as it morphed […]

Samantha Kerr Brings Up 100 Caps

Samantha Kerr Brings Up 100 Caps Samantha Kerr

Matildas captain Samantha Kerr has become the second West Australian to notch 100 caps for the nation. The 28-year old striker joined fellow Matilda Lisa De Vanna in achieving the milestone by leading the line for Australia overnight in a 3-2 friendly loss to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin. Samantha brought up her 100th […]

Samantha Kerr’s Goal-den Record

Samantha Kerr’s Goal-den Record Samantha Kerr

Perth-born Samantha Kerr has claimed outright the mantle of Australia’s greatest female goalscorer of all-time after netting in this evening’s Olympic Games contest with the United States of America. The 27-year old striker’s 17th minute finish was her sixth goal of the tournament and the 48th of her international career, a tally one more than […]