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Shay Evans: the groundbreaking Indigenous footballer unafraid to push back | Michael McGowan

From playing barefoot in a remote Northern Territory town to Sydney FC, the 17-year-old’s journey has been remarkableWhen Shadeene “Shay” Evans made her W-League debut on Thursday night it marked another step in the career of a footballer long touted a…

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Alternative ground demanded after ‘unsafe’ pitch reduces W-League to farce

Melbourne derby marred by surface at Epping StadiumCity coach Rado Vidosic calls for improvement Melbourne City coach Rado Vidosic has urged the W-League to dramatically improve or abandon Epping Stadium after their 1-0 derby loss to Melbourne Victory….

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Perth’s unbeaten A-League run ends in controversial injury-time drama

Perth Glory 1-2 Sydney FCW-League: Sam Kerr brace sinks Sydney FCPerth Glory players were left fuming after their stoppage-time equaliser was disallowed in a 2-1 loss to Sydney FC at nib Stadium.Sydney looked to have all three points in the bag after f…

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FFA’s new board has its work cut out establishing unity of purpose | Jonathan Howcroft

Election confirms power shift in Australian football but there are some uneasy bedfellows at top of football’s pyramid The reform of Football Federation Australia continued apace on Monday with the election of a new board and a new chair at a momentous…

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Chris Nikou named new Football Federation Australia chairman

Heather Reid named deputy chairSteven Lowy delivers no-holds barred final speechChris Nikou has been elected the new chairman of Football Federation Australia following the organisation’s AGM, as Steven Lowy bid farewell to the game he and his family h…

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W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

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W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

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Perth stage incredible late comeback on Sam Kerr’s W-League return

Canberra United 4-4 Perth GloryGlory score three times in final eight minutesWith just eight minutes of regulation time remaining and at 4-1 down – with a player less too – the much-heralded return to Australia’s domestic competition of the W-Leag…

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Perth stage incredible late comeback on Sam Kerr’s W-League return

Canberra United 4-4 Perth GloryGlory score three times in final eight minutesWith just eight minutes of regulation time remaining and at 4-1 down – with a player less too – the much-heralded return to Australia’s domestic competition of the W-Leag…

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W-League season opener: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the curtain-raiser at Marconi StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 10.38am BST 47 min: And now it’s Sydney FC with a great chance! Logarzo finds herself open down the left, with space to pick a ball. She looks far, but Foord race…

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W-League 2018-19: new season, new horizons, new hope | Ella Reilly

This campaign arrives at a significant time and offers an opportunity for wider discussions about the gameAs the W-League enters its 11th incarnation, the 2018-19 season has the potential to represent further advancement in women’s football. This campa…

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Inaugural W-League marquee Sam Kerr wants more to join her

Perth forward targets one marquee player per teamDavid Gallop says expanded season also a priorityMatildas superstar Sam Kerr wants a longer W-League season and more marquee players, and neither may be too far away according to FFA chief David Gallop. …

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Inaugural W-League marquee Sam Kerr wants more to join her

Perth forward targets one marquee player per teamDavid Gallop says expanded season also a priorityMatildas superstar Sam Kerr wants a longer W-League season and more marquee players, and neither may be too far away according to FFA chief David Gallop. …

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Inaugural W-League marquee Sam Kerr wants more to join her

Perth forward targets one marquee player per teamDavid Gallop says expanded season also a priorityMatildas superstar Sam Kerr wants a longer W-League season and more marquee players, and neither may be too far away according to FFA chief David Gallop. …

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Sam Kerr announced as inaugural W-League marquee signing

Perth Glory star returns for 2018-19 W-League seasonNWSL Golden Boot and Fifa shortlisted striker returnsSam Kerr will become the W-League’s first ever marquee signing, following in the footsteps of Dwight Yorke, Alessandro Del Piero and Tim Cahill in …

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Just how close is Australia to being suspended by Fifa? | Jonathan Howcroft

It is a doomsday scenario but faced with another FFA failure to pass reform the stakes are rising fast “Welcome to day one of the 20-day PR war.” That was the foreboding message I received last Wednesday by someone close to the latest chapter in Austra…

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FFA confirms opposition to Fifa-recommended congress changes

Four state federations standing in way of proposalsSteven Lowy denies FFA pressured stakeholders Football Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has confirmed his board is opposed to “crucial aspects” of a report handed down by a Fifa-backed working…

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‘I use what God gave me’: Carson Pickett on life as a one-handed professional footballer

The Orlando Pride full-back is establishing herself as one of the best defenders in the US. Her journey to get where she is now has been extraordinaryLocker room talk at the Orlando Pride. Alex Morgan had injured a shoulder during May’s clash with Utah…

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Women Onside: the group pushing for gender equity in Australian football leadership

FFA must elect a new congress, but no women have been invited onto that working groupHeather Reid was the CEO of the ACT football federation (known as Capital Football) for 12 years. She was the first woman to lead an Australian state football associat…

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W-League more competitive than ever but FFA must do more for fans

Despite reaching new heights, change is required to be competitive against rival codesAfter a dominant and disciplined display over Sydney FC, the Melbourne City juggernaut rolls on for another season, winning three championships from three attempts. H…