From lamington drives to household names: Evolution of the Matildas

Renee Valentine
Updated July 20 2023 - 3:05pm, first published July 19 2023 - 4:00pm

Lamington drives, car washes, games nights and a mile of coins were some of the ways the community rallied to help players of Renaye Iserief's era fundraise to represent their country.

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Renee Valentine

Renee Valentine

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Renee Valentine is a sports journalist with more than 20 years of experience in Newcastle. She is passionate about increasing the visibility of sportswomen in the media. Got a sports story, email Renee at

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