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The Westfield Matildas are arguably Australia’s best performing sporting team on the world stage at present, with preparations underway for the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian World Cup in April.
While on the hunt to be the best-ranked team in women’s football, Matildas’ unstoppable form has made an immense contribution to women’s sport in this country.
Unbeaten in their last 10 matches, including winning their last eight on Australian soil, our Matildas currently sit fourth in the FIFA rankings, looking to chase down the USA, Germany and England.
It is an amazing achievement for women’s football and sport in this country. They have sold out stadiums in Australia, with fans flocking from all over the country to see their new cult heroes, such as global phenomenon Sam Kerr.
Kerr is well and truly in the discussions for the best women’s player in world football, and her name is at the top of the list in many eyes. Highlighting the influence she has had on the nation, Kerr was named the Young Australian of the Year in January.
The fact that the Matildas are raising discussions as our nation’s best sporting side full stop, shows just how much of an effect they are having on women’s sport across Australia. The Football Federation Australia have also led the Female Football Week initiative nationwide this week, celebrating and promoting the growth of women’s football in this country and the role that women play in sport.
The rise of the Matildas has helped contribute to enormous growth in female football participation, and superstars such as Kerr, Lisa De Vanna And Steph Catley are providing idols for our young women to look up to and admire.
The Matildas will be in action on Friday 23 March at nib Stadium, where they will be looking to put on a clinical display against Thailand, kicking off at 6pm. This will be their first ever match in Perth, with Kerr playing in front of her home state crowd for the first time in the green and gold.
— Westfield Matildas (@TheMatildas) March 7, 2018