9: EP9: 2023 - Steph Catley & Ali Riley - Changing the future of women's football, one World Cup at a time

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With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand, this episode of Changing The Game looks ahead to the tournament and reflects on the lessons that can be learnt from previous World Cups.
In a change of hosting duties, New Zealand captain, Ali Riley, is thrown into the hot seat alongside Australia vice-captain, Steph Catley, with former Football Fern and current FIFPRO Director of Global Policy and Strategic Relations of Women’s football, Sarah Gregorius asking the questions.
Catley and Riley open up on the different levels of respect towards women’s football around the world (3:08-5:17) and how increased social media coverage can financially benefit female players (9:24). With the 2023 World Cup being held in their home countries, the pair also discuss what the tournament slogan, ‘Beyond Greatness’ means to them as both football players and as fans of women’s sport (19:52).
With extensive experience for their respective national teams, the conversation turns to their excitement to play in a home World Cup, the promises they hope will be fulfilled at the tournament (21:28) and end the episode by revealing the one thing that they wish people would understand about women’s football (43:14).
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