Women’s World Football Show, Episode 160 features an exclusive interview with Australia Women’s National Team defender Clare Polkinghorne; and Aussie football journalist Cheryl Downes.
Throughout history, women footballers have had to struggle and overcome obstacles just to play the beautiful game. Today’s world of women’s football is no different with the struggle to fight for equality.
On November 5, 2019, a collaborative agreement was announced between the Australia men’s Socceroos & and the women’s Westfield Matildas, giving equal shares of total player revenue, resources and other benefits. On this episode, we take a look at this new CBA, the growth of the Westfield Matildas, the W-League, and more with special guests Australia WNT defender Clare Polkinghorne and Aussie sports journalist Cheryl Downes.
At only 30-years old, Clare Polkinghorne has spent half of her life on the Westfield Matildas. Known as a leader among her teammates and a mentor to young players, Clare shares with us her thoughts on leadership, goal-setting, and more!
Clare also shares her new role as player/coach with Brisbane Roar. How does this new role change the way she approaches the game and her future in football? Clare gives us all the inside info and more! Don’t miss this important conversation with one of the world’s most successful women’s footballers in the game today! (15’)
Follow Clare on Twitter @clarepolks89
Follow Westfield Matildas on Twitter @TheMatildas
Long-time friend and supporter Cheryl Downes stops by to get us up to date on the Australia Women’s National Team’s new CBA, Australia’s upcoming Olympic Qualifiers, W-League up dates, and more! Do not miss this convo with the Editor-in-Chief Australia’s top women’s football website, Beyond90.com.au! (41’)
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Photo Courtesy of: Westfield Matildas
Original Broadcast Date: December 1, 2019
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