- Member Since:
- September 2009
- Based In:
- Favourite Sporting Team:
- West Coast, Arsenal FC, Perth Glory FC and Perth Glory Ladies
- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Football, AFL, Football,
I first met Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna eight years ago when I was 18 years old. Although “met” is a bit strong. She probably doesn’t remember it and I mostly saw her boots and six or seven goals (lost count after five) go by me as a goalkeeper in the WA Women’s Premier League.
As I watched the DPR Korean women’s football team walk off the Ballymore pitch during Saturday’s international friendly against the Matildas, my first thought was, “They can’t actually be walking off. This has to be a joke!”
On Saturday the Westfield W-League kicked off on ABC1 with a Grand Final replay between Brisbane Roar and Canberra United. The Roar and Tameka Butt were awesome, and so were the women commentating on the match in former Matildas’ captain Cheryl Salisbury and defender Amy Taylor.
Women’s sport has long played Little Sister to men’s sports Big Brother. We all know the Little Sister, trailing behind in your shadow and given token affection or attention. One of the best examples of this is women’s football.