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A new documentary about the Matildas is coming to Stan

Trailblazer documentary on The Matildas

If the end of the FIFA womens world cup left a big, Matildas-shaped hole if your life, you'll be happy to know the team is coming back to TV screens soon. Stan has announced it is producing an original documentary on The Matildas called Trailblazers.

Unfortunately we don't have a definitive release date just yet. Stan has said the production will air in the lead up to the Paris 2024 Olympics, which commence in July. So, we should see the documentary appear on streaming in the next three to four month.

Here is everything we know so far.


What is Trailblazer's about and who is in it?

If you ravenously devoured the Disney+ series Matildas: The World at Our Feet, the news of a new documentary will be music to your ears. But Trailblazers will be tonally different to previous content around the Matildas.

Where Matildas: The World at Our Feet looked at the team in the lead up to the 2024 world cup, Trailblazers will look at the history of the team, and their incredible story which spans decades. Audiences will get to hear from people like Karen Menzies, the team's first Indigenous player) and Julie Dolan, the team's first captain.

Of course, we'll still get to hear plenty from the current faces we know and love. Sam Kerr, Katrina Gorry, Teagan Micah, Kyah Simon and RUSSH-coverstar Mary Fowler are all intimately interviewed for the production.

According to Stan: "Trailblazers is a documentary that tells the incredible story of the Matildas and women’s football. From the first FIFA recognised game in 1979, to the Matildas aspirations of winning Gold at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics."



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Where to see more from The Matildas

The timing of the documentary comes as the Matildas are deep in preparation for Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The team officially qualified after they defeated Uzbekistan in a two-game series, one which took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and one in Melbourne, Australia. Now they are one of the 12 women's teams that will compete for gold in July and August 2024.

At this stage, it appears that Channel 9 will be the network screening The Olympics in Australia - so you'll be able to watch the girls play  on 9.

In the meantime, The Matildas are playing a friendly game against China PR in Adelaide in May. Tickets are still available if you're looking to attend in person.

Many of the players also play for the WSL and the A League, so you can always tune into those games if your Tillies fever is high.


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