Over the past four weeks, we’ve come to know and love the 23 women-strong team, whether it be through their hilarious TikTok pages, nail-biting penalty kick-offs, and incredible sportsmanship on and off the field.
But with the World Cup officially over, and the next competition not scheduled for another four years, there’s one question on the lips of football fanatics new and old: how can we continue to support The Matildas?
If that sounds like you, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up where you can catch each of your favourite Matildas players beyond the World Cup.
Beloved Matildas captain Sam Kerr is one player Australia won’t be forgetting any time soon. When she’s not leading the Aussie team, the legendary striker also plays in the Women’s Super League, for Chelsea FC.
The 2023-4 season for this league kicks off on October 1, and will run until 18 May 2023. You can watch all the matches via Optus Sport.
Caitlin Ford became the youngest person ever to represent Australia at the Women’s World Cup when she joined the Matildas at just 16. THese days, you can catch her in the Women’s Super League, where she plays for Arsenal.
Alanna Kennedy has swapped sunny Sydney for Manchester, where she plays for Manchester City in the Women’s Super League.
She might only be 20, but Mary Fowler has proved that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the football world. If, like us, you fell in love with the newcomer during the World Cup, you can keep up with her journey as she reps Manchester City in the Women’s Super League.
After her stellar World Cup efforts, Steph Catley will return to London, where she plays for Arsenal in the Women’s Super League.
Goalie Lydia Williams will continue her football career post-World Cup for Brighton in the Women’s Super League.
She’s also a published author, with two children’s books to her name: Saved!!! and Goal!!!
Blacktown local Courtney Nevin plays for Leicester city as part of the Women’s Super League.
For part of the year, Clare Wheeler calls Liverpool home, where she reps Everton FC in the Women’s Super League.
When she’s not defending for Australia, you can catch Claire Polkinghorne in the Swedish women’s football league (or, The Damallsvenskan), where she plays for Vittsjö GIK.
The 2023 season began on 24 March, 2023, and will end on November 11. There is an eight-week break in the middle of the season, from 9 July until 3 September. When the season resumes, you can stream the games on ViaPlay.
Katrina Gorry also plays in the Swedish women’s football league, where she reps the same team as Polkinghorne, Vittsjo GK.
21-year-old Charli Grant is also defender for Vittsjö GIK, alongside Gorry and Polkinghorne.
Midfielder Tameka Yallop plays in the Norwegian women’s football league, also known as the Toppserein, for Brann. This year’s season began on the 23rd of March, and will come to an end on 12 November.
You can stream these matches via the DAZN YouTube channel.
Forward Hayley Raso is also a fixture on the Real Madrid team, which plays in Spain’s Liga F. These games are also available through the DAZN YouTube channel.
Brisbane local Ellie Carpenter currently plays for Olympique Lyonaiss, a French team based in Lyon. Fun fact, Ellie’s partner Danielle van de Donk plays for the same team.
Where To Watch The Australia A-League Season
The premier football league in Australia, the A-League Women’s season, is responsible for launching all of the Matilda’s careers. You can catch some of the girls playing in this year’s season, including Cortnee Vine (Sydney FC), Chloe Logarzo (Western United), Daniela Galic (Sydney FC), Alex Chidiac (Melbourne Victory), and Beattie Goad (Melbourne Victory).
Catch a game in person, or stream all the action via 10Play.
Will The Matildas Continue To Play As A Team?
The World Cup might be over, but there’s still plenty of opportunities to catch the Matildas playing as a team. The girls are scheduled to be back on the pitch in Perth some time between Thursday 26 October and Wednesday 1 November, where they’ll play in the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.
They’re also set to play at the 2024 Olympics, and the 2026 Asian Cup, pending qualification.
Of course, matches aside, there is always the Matildas documentary to fill the World Cup-shaped void in your heart. ICYMI, the team received the reality-show treatment with their own series, Matildas: The World At Our Feet, now streaming on Disney+.
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