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19 July 2018 9:28 AM Canberra United coach paves road for club players to reach W-League

Canberra United coach Heather Garriock is determined to see more "home-grown" Canberrans in the Matildas and has started her own academy to make it happen. Garriock will launch he Canberra United winter academy next week, aimed at bringing club players into an elite program she can call upon during the W-League season. Canberra United has academies until 11

20 June 2018 7:27 AM Canberra rising star Karly Roestbakken to join Young Matilidas in Asia

Rising Canberra star Karly Roestbakken has been picked in the Young Matildas squad to play at the ASEAN women's championships in Indonesia at the end of June. Roestbakken is part of a 23-strong squad to play games against the senior national teams of Thailand, Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Cambodia in the group stages. All of Australia’s matches will be played 9

19 May 2018 1:00 PM The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate 36

19 April 2018 9:04 AM Tide is turning in Matildas' rivalry with Japan, says Stajcic

Whether it is the Blue Samurai or Nadeshiko, Japan have become Australia's main regional football rivals, but any sense of sentiment has been abandoned by Stajcic who cares for little else apart from winning the Asian Cup. "Not for me personally, players can speak for themselves," Stajcic said. "The occasion is such a big occasion, the trophy that we're 39

6 April 2018 6:57 AM Aivi Luik back from wilderness for Matildas Asian Cup campaign

Luik is over her quad complaint and her debilitating hamstring injuries. This couldn’t have come at a better time given the Asian Cup is also the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup in France. She was an integral part of the Matildas' 2010 Asian Cup-winning side and has a wealth of overseas playing experience to draw on, but Luik isn’t getting 29

25 March 2018 7:20 AM Karly Roestbakken goes from Young Matildas to Canberra park footballer in a week

"It was so good, I was nervous but also so proud and just wanted to do my best for my country," Roestbakken said. "It was a big crowd out there too and a great atmosphere, it's an amazing feeling with people screaming and cheering for you like that. "It was a big difference going back to NPLW this week, the crowd doesn't get as big but it's always good playing 26

28 February 2018 8:40 PM Matildas win on last kick of the game against Norway

When Chloe Logarzo volleyed home from veteran Norweigan goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth's embarrassing blunder, Australia were away. Kerr netted the third, overtaking legendary forward Sarah Walsh's national team record by scoring in a seventh-straight international. The 24-year-old latched onto fellow Western Australian Lisa De Vanna's pass and slotted 33

16 February 2018 5:10 AM Lydia Williams has one eye on Matildas battle before W-League grand final clash

Sydney was potent in attack this season, scoring 26 goals in 12 games, led by de Vanna and Kyle Ledbrook who bagged five each in the regular season. "That will definitely keep me on my toes ... you've just got to make sure everyone is reading the situation before it gets too dangerous," Williams said. "They'll be missing Caitlin Foord though, and you can't 41

16 February 2018 1:34 AM W-League: Canberra United co-captain Ash Sykes announces retirement

Sykes says "almost everyone" tried to talk her out of retirement, believing she had plenty of years left in her, but she was adamant her time had come. "I guess it is kind of young for retirement but I just decided it was time," Sykes said. "It's a big commitment to play at a high level and I've really, really enjoyed my time playing at this level. I'm probably 29

14 February 2018 3:21 AM Stajcic names Algarve Cup squad as Matildas World Cup preparations hot up

It's a big year for the Matildas with the Algarve Cup, Asian Cup and qualification for the Women's World Cup in France 2019 on the line, and coach Alen Stajcic will begin honing his preparations by calling a 24-woman squad into camp in Sydney this weekend. The coach will whittle the number down to 22, and it is that group who will be travelling to Portugal 30