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The Matildas bounce lands in Canberra

It’s called the Matildas bounce – the surge of women spurred on by last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup frenzy, who are signing up to join a soccer team.

28-year-old Canberra woman heads towards Homeless World Cup

In about 10 days’ time, a team of eight street soccer players, brought together by backgrounds in homelessness and disadvantage, will represent Australia at the 2023 Homeless World Cup. Among them is Caity, the only Canberran, and the only woman on the team.

Football legend Pele dies at age 82

Soccer legend Pele has died in Sao Paulo aged 82, with the hospital saying death was due to due to multiple organ failures from the progression of colon cancer.

Michelle Heyman double leads Canberra United past Phoenix

Canberra United coach Njegosh Popovich says star striker Michelle Heyman should be back in the frame for Matildas selection after a clinical double in their 3-0 drubbing of Wellington.

Tragedy exposes Indonesia’s soccer history

Gaining the right to host next year's Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia's soccer development, raising hopes a successful tournament would turn around problems that had long blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people.

Matildas to hold free fan day in Canberra this Sunday

Canberra football fans will get a chance to see their favourite Australian female players with the Matildas to hold a free Fan Day this Sunday April 10, at Viking Park.

Australia records drop in sport injuries due to COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 restrictions on organised sport from March 2020 resulted in a drop in injuries and hospitalisations for winter sports.

Kerr on target again in Matildas’ victory

The Matildas were left furious with themselves after giving away a late goal in their 2-1 Women's Asian Cup victory over Thailand - but their anger has delighted coach Tony Gustavsson.

Matildas ready to go as Asian Cup campaign begins

The Matildas are all set to begin their AFC Women’s Asian Cup campaign against Indonesia on Friday night (AEDT) at Mumbai Football Arena. 

Michelle Heyman Canberra United captain for 2021-22 season

Former Matilda Michelle Heyman will look to lead Canberra United to the next level this A-League Women season as the club's captain.

Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona, club says

Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi is to leave Barcelona despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract.

Eleven arrested over England soccer racial abuse

Police investigating the online racial abuse of England players after the Euro 2020 final have made 11 arrests.

Laura Hughes locks in with Canberra United

Canberra United has named a second sign-on to its Westfield W-League squad, as Canberra local Laura Hughes re-signs with her home club.

Canberra’s push for the A-League continues

Canberra is one step closer to its very own A-League team, after the Capital Region Football Collective (FC) today announced it had submitted a multi-million dollar offer to the Football Federation of Australia (FFA).

Sport at a glance: New united coach

Canberra United has welcomed Vicki Linton as head coach for its Westfield W-League team.

Canberra United welcomes new head coach

There’s a new coach on the Westfield W-League soccer scene, stepping into the top spot at Canberra United.