How the Matildas are inspiring WA girls to take up the beautiful game

Nine-year-old Pia Wallis: She was inspired by the Matildas and Sam Kerr.Credit: Rebecca Peppiatt

Jamie Harnwell, CEO of the Western Australian soccer peak body Football West and the record holder for the most games with Perth Glory, says that interest in the World Cup and the success of the Matildas in particular has given a significant boost to numbers playing soccer (or “football”, the preferred parlance of those with a deeper stake in the game).

“Our registrations are up by 10 per…

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