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Disney, Football Australia Partner For Docu-Series

Matildas Disney Plus Docu-series

Disney, Football Australia Partner For Docu-Series

Disney and Football Australia have announced a new six-part Disney+ Original docu-series, which tells the story of the Australian women’s national team, the Matildas, in the build up to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The series will highlight how the Matildas are pioneering change in women’s sport, as well as covering the team’s experiences at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

Additionally, the series will look into the influence of head coach, Tony Gustavsson, and the Matildas’ connection with their fans.

Commenting on the Matildas, Walt Disney Company senior vice president and managing director of Australia and New Zealand, Kylie Watson-Wheeler, said: “The Matildas are game-changers for women’s sport in Australia and around the world.”

“This Australian narrative details the impressive skill, determination, commitment, and stamina it takes in the lead up to the World Cup in 2023.

“The series transcends football and celebrates the true Australian spirit of the Matildas,” she said.

Football Australia CEO, James Johnson, added: “The Commonwealth Bank Matildas represent Australia on the world stage as global ambassadors and are an inspiration to many, both young and old.

“This docu-series is an incredible opportunity to share their story not just locally, but globally, and at a time of rapid evolution in women’s football, we are proud to be working with the world’s best story-telling company to bring the Matildas spirit to life.

“In partnering with The Walt Disney Company, Football Australia has chosen a partner that focuses on stories with inspirational and aspirational themes.

“Together, we hope that this docu-series will inspire the next generation of footballers, girls and boys, around the world, and our players are excited by that challenge,” he said.

Production has already begun with the series set for local release in 2023, while a global release date hasn’t been confirmed.

The major announcement for women’s football comes after 91,553 people attended the Women’s Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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