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Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Australian women’s football rides high on the sporting landscape now, but this book shows that success has been one hundred years in the mak

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Australian women’s football rides high on the sporting landscape now, but this book shows that success has been one hundred years in the making. It shares stories of triumph in the face of overwhelming odds, and tales of heartbreak and obstacles that seem insurmountable. It also reveals that, at its core, Australian women’s football is about community, endurance, and collective success.

Eye-opening and celebratory, this book tells the story of amateur women kicking a ball around a century ago to Australia’s national team being one of the best in the world. The Matildas are 40 years old and no longer have to wear hand-me-down men’s kits and do it all for love. But there have been no free kicks along the way as they have faced prejudice and even outright hostility.

Never Say Die takes in duty archives, rainy pitch-side evenings, and heart-breaking and heart-warming interviews – including with FIFA and FFA board members, Matildas past and present, W-League coaches and players, and state and club administrators. And at its heart are fans from every level of the game who could not love it more.

Join authors Fiona Crawford and Lee McGowan as they discuss their book Never Say Die for this special International Women’s Day event. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Fiona and Lee to sign.

Presented as part of the Lord Mayor's Writers in Residence series.

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