Matildas beaten by US

The Matildas have been outclassed 4-0 by the United States in a women's soccer friendly international in Texas.


Sykes sisters earn Matildas call-ups

Lee Gaskin Canberra United captain Nicole Sykes has earnt her first call-up to the Australian Matildas squad.


Klimkova applies for Matildas job

Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova

Fleta Page Canberra United's Jitka Klimkova is officially in contention for the Matildas' head coach role, following the resignation of Tom Sermanni from the job last month.


Wins give Klimkova's Matildas bid a lift

Jitka Klimkova

Fleta Page Interviews for the job of head coach of the Matildas start this week, with Canberra's Jitka Klimkova among a number of candidates vying for Australia's top women's soccer job.


Players deny links to Matildas letter

Melissa Barbieri.

David Polkinghorne Several Matildas used social media to distance themselves from revelations some squad members want a male coach.


Klimkova overlooked for Matildas

Jitka Klimkova

Lee Gaskin Canberra United is eager to extend coach Jitka Klimkova's contract, after she missed out on the Matildas role.

Klimkova vows to help incoming Matildas coach

21 January 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Canberra United v Melbourne Victory in W-League semi final at McKellar Park in Canberra. Canberra coach Jitka Klimkova looks tense in the closing stages of the match.

Fleta Page Soccer Jitka Klimkova may have missed out on the Matildas job, but the Canberra United coach is looking forward to working with incoming Dutch coach Hesterine de Reus to take Australia to the next level in...


Shock as Matildas want male as coach

Tom Sermanni Matildas soccer coach

Fleta Page A gender debate has erupted in the search for the next Australian women's football coach, with revelations members of the Matildas squad wrote a letter to the Football Federation of Australia last...

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Wanderers, Socceroos, All Stars, Matildas: capital ideas for Canberra

Heather Reid.

Jon Tuxworth Capital Football wants to cash in by bringing the Western Sydney Wanderers juggernaut to Canberra.


Matildas win historic role

CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 20: Cheryl Salisbury of Australia (#5) celebrates with her team-mates after scoring the second gial for Australia during the Group C Women's World Cup 2007 match between Australia and Canada at Chengdu Sports Centre Stadium on September 20, 2007 in Chengdu, China. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin The Matildas are expected to be announced on Thursday as the latest Australian team to play in Canberra this year as part of the city's centenary celebrations.


Fearless five bolster Young Matildas

Lee Gaskin CALL them the Canberra contingent - a five-strong group making their mark among Australia's next generation of women's footballers.


Matildas beat South Korea

Sport:  Canberra players, from left, Georgia Yeoman- Dale, Catherine Brown, Meg McLaughlin, Grace Field and Sally Rojahn will be playing in the Young Matildas against South Korea in a three game series at the AIS.  13 April 2013 Canberra Times photos by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Canberra attacker Georgia Yeoman-Dale proved the difference for the Young Matildas against South Korea on Sunday.


Matildas join the centenary party

Sport, W-League Canberra United Vs Melbourne Victory. ?Canberra United player Michelle Heyman appeals after a team mate is fouled during the match at MacKellar Park.  15 December 2012   Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Lee Gaskin The Matildas are the latest Australian team to join in Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, taking on New Zealand in a two-match series in June.

Matildas to face Ferns

Lee Gaskin The Matildas are the latest Australian team to join in Canberra's centenary celebrations, taking on New Zealand in a two-match series in June.


Matildas find their darling in Claire

Sport: Claire Falls has a vision impairment and uses an audible soccer ball so she can play in the local Canberra competition. The Australian Women's team 'The Matildas'  have invited her to a training session at the AIS as they prepare for games in the capital. 2nd of June 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin This is the little girl who has captured the hearts of Australia's women's soccer team, the Matildas.


Keeper makes most of Matildas call

120816 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Lee Gaskin. New Canberra United recruits, both goal keepers, Trudy Burke, left and Mackenzie Arnold.


Nick Guthrie Canberra United keeper Mackenzie Arnold realises she must make the most of her call-up to the Matildas.


Matildas coach resigns for US job


Matildas head coach Tom Sermanni has resigned to take up the same job with the United States women's national soccer team.


Canberra united behind Klimkova coaching Matildas

Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova looking over potential players for the W-League season ahead, at the AIS training fields , Canberra.

Fleta Page Outgoing Matildas coach Tom Sermanni has backed Canberra United's Jitka Klimkova as a candidate to take over the Australian women's soccer team, saying she ticks all the boxes for the national...


Goalie's brilliance brings Matildas home

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13:  Brianna Davey of Australia clears the ball during game one of the Women's International Series between the Australian Matildas and the New Zealand Football Ferns at AIS on June 13, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

David Barbeler Some brilliant early saves by young Matildas goalkeeper Brianna Davey earned Australia a 1-0 victory over New Zealand.

Saturday Serve

FFA sells out Matildas

Chris Dutton dinkus

Chris Dutton Gender inequality, financial constraints or just laziness - all signs point to a huge FFA bungle in Canberra this week.