The Matildas star training with a men's team for her Olympic dream

Chris Dutton
May 17 2024 - 5:30am

The Matildas effect means different things to different people. To fans, it symbolises the rise of women's sport. To athletes, it (hopefully) signals the start of equality. For kids, it's a chance to dream.

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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Sport editor

Chris Dutton has been a sport journalist since 2008, covering rugby union, rugby league, basketball, cricket and soccer. He has covered World Cups and Olympic Games in print and online. Chris has had a stint as news director, but is back in sport to follow the ups and downs. Email:

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