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W-League and NPLW stars use COVID shutdown for inspiring MS fundraiser

W-League and NPLW stars use COVID shutdown for inspiring MS fundraiser

Only one round was able to be played before the New South Wales NPLW season was derailed by the coronavirus pandemic indefinitely. 20 May 2020
Obstacle course: What’s stopping girls from playing football?

Obstacle course: What’s stopping girls from playing football?

Women’s football in Australia has seen a meteoric rise in the past decade with player numbers increasing and the Matildas becoming a household name. 20 May 2020
'Stuff it' and move W-League to winter - or risk irrelevance

'Stuff it' and move W-League to winter - or risk irrelevance

The W-League needs to be bold if it is to maintain its status as one of the premier women’s competitions in the world, say NPLW stars. 17 May 2020
NPLW junior expansion: Good idea or money spinner?

NPLW junior expansion: Good idea or money spinner?

Football Victoria is planning to expand its NPLW junior program for 2021, increasing the number of clubs from 10 to 24 teams. It is proposed the 24 teams be split into two divisions of 12. 16 May 2020
North Geelong Warriors: A feminine touch to football

North Geelong Warriors: A feminine touch to football

The North Geelong Warriors have a storied history in Victorian football. 3 May 2020
Madison Pfaender: A testament to NPLW pathways

Madison Pfaender: A testament to NPLW pathways

The development of female footballers through Football Victoria’s (FV) NPLW program often invokes passionate debate. 13 Apr 2020
'Abby helped me believe': A very exciting future for NPLW, Wanderers starlet

'Abby helped me believe': A very exciting future for NPLW, Wanderers starlet

It’s been an exciting week for Western Sydney Wanderers' reserve goalkeeper Sophie Magus. 22 Jan 2020
‘I used to cry watching boys play football’: Sita Karimi’s incredible refugee journey

‘I used to cry watching boys play football’: Sita Karimi’s incredible refugee journey

“I’ll never give up on it though. I can’t learn how to get up without falling down.” 8 Dec 2019
'Living, breathing' grassroots football can 'paralyse yet rejuvenate' the world

'Living, breathing' grassroots football can 'paralyse yet rejuvenate' the world

Bill Shankly once pointed out that football was far more important than life and death. There are many that would agree. 6 Dec 2019
Q & A with Rylee Baisden

Q & A with Rylee Baisden

Rylee Baisden is one of the real success stories of the Queensland NPLW program. 26 Nov 2019
'Promotion / relegation adds excitement' to potential NPLW restructure

'Promotion / relegation adds excitement' to potential NPLW restructure

The restructure of female football in Victoria has caused plenty of drama, however some have welcomed the change. 22 Nov 2019
From Grand Finals to near oblivion: The NPLW club that never says die

From Grand Finals to near oblivion: The NPLW club that never says die

From Grand Finals to near oblivion: Galaxy United are a club that have experienced the highs and lows the world game throws at us. But things are looking up for the Geelong based female-only club. 14 Nov 2019
'I'm enjoying the challenge': Foreign star's departure makes way for NPL talent

'I'm enjoying the challenge': Foreign star's departure makes way for NPL talent

Newcastle Jets have finished their roster with a bang, signing 22-year-old goalkeeper Nicole Simonsen to battle Claire Coelho for the number one spot. 3 Nov 2019
'Parents are sick and tired': The exorbitant fees destroying grassroots football

'Parents are sick and tired': The exorbitant fees destroying grassroots football

As the dust settles on the news that Geelong Galaxy United and Southern United won’t have Football Victoria NPLW seniors in 2020, fingers inevitably are being pointed in all different directions. 2 Nov 2019
Independent W-League: The 'imperatives' for professional women's football

Independent W-League: The 'imperatives' for professional women's football

The W-League contributes a tiny fraction of FFA's overall revenue. But if the game can't improve without professional players, how can it secure professional wages? 1 Nov 2019
'We're already behind AFLW': The W-League and NPLW opportunity crisis

'We're already behind AFLW': The W-League and NPLW opportunity crisis

The W-League and WNPL are unable to sustain the weight of talent searching for professional opportunities, and without action, Australian football may begin to haemorrhage its best and brightest. 31 Oct 2019