Airdate: Trailblazers

Upcoming doco charts the incredible journey and rise of the Matildas, and women’s football in Australia.

Feature documentary Trailblazers, profiling the Matildas, will premiere in June on Stan, ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris.

​Created by an all female production team, Trailblazers will take viewers on the incredible journey and rise of the Matildas, Australia’s beloved women’s national football team, and women’s football in Australia.

From the first FIFA recognised game in 1979 and the early years of paying-to-play, to the Matildas striking for equal pay in 2015, heartbreak at the Tokyo 2020 and Australia co-hosting the largest women’s sporting event on the planet, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 to qualifying for Paris 2024. This triumphant story honours the early players who paved the way for future generations and the rockstar players who are household names today.

Supported by Mecca M-Power and Documentary Australia, who seek to harness that change and further progress gender equality and leadership across society, Trailblazers features past Matildas legends including first captain Julie Dolan and current stars: Captain Sam Kerr, Vice-Captain Steph Catley, Mary Fowler, Ellie Carpenter, Teagan Micah, Melissa Barbieri, Kate Gill and Moya Dodd. Trailblazers also features contributions from ex Socceroos Captain and Stan Sport commentator Craig Foster, Coach Tommy Sermanni and the first Indigenous female player Karen Menzies.

Trailblazers is a Savage Films, Milestone Films and LM Films Production for Stan Originals. Principal Production Funding from Mecca M-Power in association with Screen Australia. Developed and financed with support from VicScreen.

DOP Maggie Eudes, Editor Sara Edwards, Executive Producers Caitriona Fay and Kate Gill, Stan Executive Producers Cailah Scobie and Alicia Brown. Producer Lucy Maclaren, Producers-Writers-Directors Maggie Miles and Maggie Eudes.

Tuesday June 4 on Stan.

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