Coalstars Team 1970

As Elaine Watson notes, the best the female players could expect from the authorities governing the game was indifference.

By the mid-70s, “Players were becoming increasingly disillusioned with the attitudes of the established Associations. In some cases, there was open antagonism towards the aims and requirements of a senior female competition”.



The players and supporters of women’s football wanted recognition for their abilities as serious athletes and the sport as a whole. The formation of the Australian Women’s Soccer Association and the affiliated State Associations was inevitable.

This section will group those events which shook and shaped the Brisbane’s game in a decade of turmoil and reorganisation.

It’s also the decade of the National Championships, overseas tournaments and the first ever Matildas match.

Don't worry!

It's not the final whistle.

More on this section to come.

Queensland Team 1974

First Queensland Team 1974

Queensland State Team 1975

Wynnum Ladies New Zealand Tour 1975

Key Figures in the 1970s

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