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24. ALANNA KENNEDY

Playing for the Matildas has been Alanna Kennedy’s dream since she was ten years old. Alanna joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the changes she’s noticed in the women’s game since she joined the Matildas as a teenager, missing the game-deciding penalty at the Rio Olympics and playing for the Tottenham Hotspurs in the UK Super League.

16. HAYLEY RASO

Breaking her back in an on-field collision has left Hayley Raso physically and mentally stronger than ever. Hayley joins host Sam Squiers to discuss being the only girl on her soccer team growing up, missing out on the 2016 Olympic team and how it felt to make the most awesome of comebacks to the Matildas after her broken back to now be on the road to the Tokyo Games.

2. CARSON PICKETT

Brisbane Roar defender Carson Pickett joins Sam Squiers on “On Her Game” to chat about growing up with a “uniqueness”, playing football around the world and the heart-warming photo of her and a young fan that went viral.

Women’s Sport is Changing Our Boys (Not Just Our Girls)

Women’s sports is having a huge impact on social & sporting landscape but that influence isn’t restricted to little girls but is shaping a new generation of young boys.

The Matildas: Why We Had No Other Choice

Matildas star Tameka Butt explains why her team took the action they did, outlining their hopes for the current and future generations of Matildas.

Editorial: Don’t Let the Matildas Strike Be in Vain

The Matildas this past week have put their game, reputation and futures on the line. Sportette’s message to the FFA and the PFA is, please don’t let it be all for nothing.

Tameka Butt

Tameka Butt is a midfielder for the Australian Women’s National Soccer Team, The Matildas.

Melissa Barbieri’s Fight to be Mother and Matilda

When Melissa Barbieri became a mother, she had no idea she’d have to fight a system just to play again. Now, at 35, she’s headed for her 4th World Cup.

Do Women’s Sports Suffer Stockholm Syndrome?

The tide is starting to turn in how women’s sports are being reported, but sporting organisations need to do more to promote their women’s teams and stop committing media suicide.

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