About a hundred years ago, they were amateur women kicking around a football. Forty years ago they became the Matildas. Now they’re an example of community, determination, and triumph. Heart-warming, heart-breaking, at times frustrating, Never Say Die: The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women’s Football is ultimately a celebratory story of how one of Australia’s national teams rose to prominence against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Reading room discussion: How do you think the success of the Matildas is reflected in other women’s sporting codes in Australia?