The Matildas are the toast of Australian sport at the moment, with the side’s meteoric rise up the official FIFA rankings to number four. Combine that with a side full of talent and personality, and it’s a recipe for continual success as the next generation has a strong standard to look up to.
Football Queensland and NAB are pleased to announce Michelle Jones, from The Lakes Football Club, as the winner of the NAB Volunteer of the Month award for February and most recent inducted in the NAB Academy of Awesome.
Referees are at the centre of every football field and one Queenslander has made a meteoric rise from rookie ref to professional official.
Lara Lee has been a referee since the age of 22, now, at the age of 30, she is a seasoned veteran of the whistle.
Football Queensland asked Lara 10 questions to discover more about what it takes to reach the top of the game.
rebel Female Football Week is a chance to celebrate those who have the drive and passion to push the women’s game forward. One academic in particular, has made it his goal to recognise the history, and the women, who have laid the foundations for today’s success.