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Monash Experts: Matildas World Cup campaign success

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Monash experts are able to discuss the success of the Matildas World Cup campaign

Monash University experts are able to discuss a number of topics relating to the Matildas and whether there should be more funding in women’s sport rather than a public holiday. 


Dr Tom Heenan, Lecturer, Sport and Australian Studies in the Monash Intercultural Lab, Faculty of Arts

Contact: +61 439 047 118 or

Read more of Dr Heenan’s commentary at Monash Lens


The following can be attributed to Dr Heenan:


“This could be the biggest week ever in Australian sport if the Matildas make the final, or even the semi final against traditional sporting rival, England. In a largely provincial and masculine sport culture, an Australian women’s football team is playing on a global stage.” 

  • Will the FIFA Women's World Cup be a catalyst to encourage more girls and women into soccer?

  • How will the World Cup affect soccer in Australia and women's sport generally?

  • Are more people watching women’s sport now more than ever?

  • The politics behind the FIFA Women's World Cup?

Ruth Jeanes, Professor, Faculty of Education

Contact details: +61 3 9903 4840 or

Read more of Associate Professor Jeanes’ commentary at Monash Lens


  • What the future of women’s sport will look like post-World Cup

  • Gender inequality in sport

  • Gender parity in football 

  • Addressing inequities and discrimination in community sport and within coaching and leadership


“Women’s football has come a long way in the past 50 years, and the World Cup provides a remarkable platform to elevate the value of women’s participation and representation on a national and global stage.


“However, it will take significant and ongoing investment from those who govern football – including taking the value of women’s participation seriously at all levels – if the legacy ambitions of the FIFA 2023 World Cup are to be translated into meaningful change for women.

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