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From selling lamingtons to selling out stadiums: the history of the Matildas

How the Matildas got their name
The Women’s World Cup has broken records and captured the imagination of the country, with the nation well and truly rallying behind the Matildas’ journey. While the past few weeks have proven women’s soccer has firmly cemented itself as a beloved Aussie sporting code, it wasn’t easy getting there. From selling lamingtons to fundraising on street corners, the original World Cup Matildas squad had their work cut out for them. In today’s deep dive, we’ll explain how far the Matildas have come and how the Tillies got their name.

Credits
Guests: Heather Reid AM, former executive director of Australian Women’s Soccer Association and Sarah Walsh, head of women’s football at Football Australia and former Matilda

Hosts: Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski
Producer: Ninah Kopel

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