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
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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
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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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