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Kicking Goals: Soccer, Equality and the Women’s World Cup

The 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand had more than two billion viewers globally tuning in. It was a landmark moment in Australian sporting history, with 1.9 million people in attendance throughout this year’s tournament.

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To celebrate, the Wheeler Centre invited players, media and passionate fans to come together for a special event exploring the significance of the Women’s World Cup in Australian sporting history and in the landscape of women’s sport.

Activist and CBC Sports journalist Shireen Ahmed, Football Australia Legacy ‘23 Ambassador Azmeena Hussain, current National League player Emma Checker and inaugural Matildas captain Julie Dolan AM joined host Fiona Crawford to discuss personal and collective triumphs of women’s soccer, explore equality in all facets of the game, and reflect on this historic moment for Australia and for women in sport.

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