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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffers knee injury in the US

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffered a knee injury while playing in the US on Sunday.


Player power-led sacking of Matildas coach worries ACT boss

Former Matildas coach Hesterine de Reus.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football boss Heather Reid fears sacking of Matildas coach will hold women back from key roles in the game.


Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.


Injured Ashleigh Sykes not a happy camper for Matildas

Sport.  W-League Canberra United vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.  Canberra United player Ashleigh Sykes chases after a loose ball during the Semi Final match.  15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes has been ruled out of a Matildas selection camp with concussion.


Canberra United loss in W-League spurs on Michelle Heyman with Matildas

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman has all the motivation she needs for her busy international schedule.


Sykes sisters earn Matildas call-ups

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


Matildas take on Canberra's Sykes twins for China series

Nicole (right) and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes selected in Matildas national football squad

Canberra United twins, top-bottom Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.


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.


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.


United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen praises US star Lori Lindsey ahead of W-League swansong

Elisabeth Migchelsen returns as Canberra United coach.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants to send retiring star Lori Lindsey out on a high.


Belconnen United newcomer Jessie Williams joins unbeaten Canberra women's soccer premiers

Belconnen United recruit Jessie Williams.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United's new signing Jessie Williams is aiming to press her claims for a W-League call-up.


Canberra teens gear up to impress soccer scouts

Sport.  ACT Academy of Sport team members  Ross Costanzo 15 and Ridwan Hannan 15 will be playing in the State Institute Challenge at the AIS that will feature the best under-15 players from Australia and will be used to identify players for the under 17 Joeys National Soccer Team.  1 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Canberra teenager Ridwan Hannan has the same dream as every other player at the National Institute Challenge.


Canberra United remains confident despite W-League road trips

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08:  Kendall Fletcher of Canberra United and Amy Chapman of Brisbane Roar contest possession during the round four W-League match between Canberra United and the Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park on December 8, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin They're travelling nearly 13,000 kilometres before the next home game, but Canberra United aren't complaining.


Tom Rogic eyes return to Celtic after World Cup duty

tom thomas tomas rogic

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Tom Rogic harbours ambitions of returning to the bright lights of Europe after the World Cup.