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Author Archive for Samantha Lewis

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Sam Kerr the best in the world? Tell us something we don’t know | Samantha Lewis

Judged this week by the Guardian as the best female footballer on the planet, Matildas captain Sam Kerr now has her chance to prove it on the European club stageAcross all the years I’ve watched Sam Kerr play football, there’s one moment that stands ou…

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Ellie Carpenter: a truly modern-day full-back with plenty still to offer | Samantha Lewis

The 19-year-old Matilda has the potential to rival the likes of Lucy Bronze and Kelley O’HaraIn Australia’s match against Brazil at July’s Women’s World Cup, there was a moment that perfectly encapsulated the eye-catching playing style of right-back El…

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‘I hope we can inspire everyone’: women’s cerebral palsy football on the rise | Samantha Lewis

Two strokes at the age of 21 didn’t stop Nicole Christodoulou dreaming of playing football at the highest level. Thanks to the rapid rise of women’s cerebral palsy football, that dream is still well and truly aliveWhen Nicole Christodoulou was growing …

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Concerns over player welfare raised by W-League’s partnership with NWSL | Samantha Lewis

With plans to formalise an Australian-American accord comes a risk to the wellbeing of the game’s greatest assetsWhile Australia’s young local talent took centre-stage in the W-League’s opening round, this past weekend saw the league’s NWSL-based playe…

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Sam Kerr’s watershed move and the start of the new normal for women’s football | Samantha Lewis

Chelsea’s signing of the Matildas striker should herald a push towards further investment by clubs and leaguesWhen Sam Kerr poked a reluctant toe at her first football at the age of 12, having been forced by her parents to abandon her first love – Aust…

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Indigenous women continue to play key role in development of football in Australia | Samantha Lewis

Past exploits have often been overlooked but there is much to be gained by listening to the stories of the W-League’s Aboriginal players One of the most striking parts of Saved!!!, a children’s book written by Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams, is not…

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Matildas’ equal pay deal is part of a global shift recognising value of women in sport | Samantha Lewis

The move is the most recent step in women’s football’s current global reckoning, but it will certainly not be the last The Matildas are on the verge of a landmark deal which will see them receive equal pay with their male counterparts in what has been …

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Sam Kerr to move on from Australia but can W-League move on from her? | Samantha Lewis

The departure of the Matildas captain robs the W-League of its biggest star, but it also presents a golden opportunity for the competition to start a new chapterLast week, FFA’s Greg O’Rourke confirmed the news that Australian football fans had long su…

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Death of Blue Girl shines light on women’s rights in Iran

The Open Stadiums movement in Iran is hoping its work to improve women’s rights in Iran will mean the death of Sahar Khodayari, nicknamed Blue Girl, will not be in vain.On September 9, Iranian football fan Sahar Khodayari, nicknamed Blue Girl, died in …

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Women’s football needs more than extra World Cup spots to flourish | Samantha Lewis

The reasons behind Fifa’s move to increase the number of teams from 24 to 32 are noble but unrealistic According to Gianni Infantino, the reasoning behind Fifa’s decision to expand number of teams at the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 is twofold: to f…