Trixie's List.

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It's our directory to support federations, associations and clubs to identify women (and others) who want to be involved in football organisations either voluntarily or professionally.

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Trixie's List is named after Trixie Tagg, the first woman coach of the Matildas who coached the team for four games in 1981.

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Eilidh Mackay: Sydney

LinkedIn: Eilidh Mackay

Karen Murray-Cox: Hobart

Favourite football team: Glenorchy Knights FC

Kathryn Duff: Canberra

Professional and volunteer sport governance experience LinkedIn: Kathryn Duff Areas of interest: Administration; Community engagement; Fan engagement; Participation Occupation: Assistant Director, Participation & Physical Activity, Sport Australia

Chantell Keating: Sydney

Work with football as community engagement manager with a superannuation fund LinkedIn: Chantell Keating Positions of interest: Board membership; Volunteer roles

Amy Orphanides: Sydney

NPL1 goalkeeper past four years. Previous futsal goalkeeper at Nationals. Also rep referee. Instagram: amy_orphanides Favourite football teams: Manchester United, Sydney Olympic Current occupation: Student

Mel Morris: Melbourne

From helping to create the first girls team at my local club to playing a small amount of representative football for my region, it has been a large part of my life and still is today. LinkedIn: Mel Morris Areas of interest: Administration; Game day operations; Venue management; Team operations/management; Fan engagement Positions of interest: Executive management; Other full-time paid positions

Karen Wills: Hobart

LinkedIn: Karen Wills Twitter: @kewillsy Instagram: @kewillsy

Lesley Podesta: Melbourne

Mother, fan, feminist, committed to building community cohesion particularly through sport. Women in Football Committee member. Twitter: @podestalesley Occupation: CEO, Alannah and Madeline Foundation Football experience: 'Soccer mum', club fundraiser, club operations. Favourite football teams: Matildas, Melbourne City

Kat Smith: Melbourne

A passionate educator on and off the field with vast experience across the education and football eco-system, having engaged in primary, secondary, tertiary facilitation and grassroots to elite football development. LinkedIn: Kat Smith Twitter: @kat_smith_7 Occupation: Teacher, Football Coach, Performance Analyst Areas of interest: Coaching Positions interested in: Full-time paid positions, Mentor Football experience: Coaching - National Youth Champions, Westfield W-League, School Based Talented Player Program (16-18 yr olds), State School Team (Pacific School Games), Junior Matildas, Matildas (AFC Championships, FIFA World Cup), NPLW Head Coach/Technical Director, NPL Technical Director, FFA Skill Acquisition Program coach, scouting / performance analystElite Development Manager at MemFed (Academy Program, State Team, High Performance Program)

Bonita Mersiades: Sydney

Fan; volunteer; also worked in game at NSL club, state federation, Socceroos and FFA; FIFA whistleblower; advocate; Women in Football President. Twitter: @bonitamersiades Areas of interest: Mentor Occupation: Writer, Business owner/publisher of really good football books

Ana Bernardino: Darwin

Supporter, parent, mini-roo team manager, mini-ro coach, junior club coordinator, Secretary and local club President involved in football for 40 years Areas of interest: Administration, Social Media, Community Engagement, Coaching Positions of interest: Volunteer and full-time paid roles

Natina Monteleone: Hobart

Player, Coach, Administrator, Advocate, Supporter Areas of interest: Part-time paid position, Mentor, Advisor Current occupation: Medical student

Cerise Brooks: Sydney

Current occupation: Football Operations Development Officer

Dr Karen Block: Melbourne

Parent ('football mum'), player, team manager, assistant coach. LinkedIn: Karen Block Favourite football teams: Matildas, Tottenham Hotspur, Alamein (NPLW), Brunswick Zebras Areas of interest: Game Day Operations, Team operations/management, Coaching

Elyse Finlayson: Sydney

Played football competitively in the NPL league since 2005 (age 12) with the Illawarra Stingrays FC. I have continued my footballing career as a goalkeeper representing clubs such as Illawarra Stingrays, Sutherland Shire FA and Macarthur Rams FC. Throughout my adolescence, I was selected as goalkeeper for NSW Metro (Nationals); Metro Far South (State) and the Combined High Schools team as well as Southern NSW for Futsal and NSW Vikings. I went overseas for a two-week tour in America to play in the San Diego Surf Cup; and a two-week tour in China to play with Vikings Futsal Association. Current occupation: U-17 Head Coach, Macarthur Rams FC; Youth Officer Areas of interest: Game day operations, Team operations/management, Community engagement, Coaching Positions interested in: Full-time, part-time, volunteer Favourite football teams: Western Sydney Wanderers, Arsenal, FCOlympique Lyonnais, Matildas LinkedIn: Elyse Finlayson

Fiona Reynolds: Launceston

'Soccer mum' and girls' North Tasmanian rep team career before joining the board of Football Tasmania in April 2020. Areas of interest: Administration, Media/PR, Social Media, Community Engagement, Fan Engagement Positions of interest: Volunteer, Advisor Favourite teams: Matildas, Brisbane Roar, Barcelona

Emma Higgins: Sydney

Football Referee at Granville District, Hills and State League Referees; Assistant Secretary for the State Referees Branch; Previous Committee Member of Granville District Referees; FFA Referees Liaison Officer for International Matches; Football NSW Volunteer for Futsal Nationals and other football events Current occupation: Sports Club Liaison Officer in local government Areas of interest: Administration, Game day operations, Venue management, Team operations/management, Community engagement, Team-related (other than coaching, eg. medical, physio etc) Favourite football teams: Socceroos, Matildas, Western Sydney Wanderers

Andrea Gadon: Hobart

Player and a parent of girls who play with a passion for football. I am interested in supporting and watching the development of female football in Tasmania and Australia as a whole. Current occupation: Teacher Areas of interest: Team operations, Management, Media/PR, Coaching Favourite football teams: Matildas, Everton

Aleksandra Alavanja: Sydney

Soccer mum, manager of daughter's team, O-35s player Current occupation: Senior Policy Officer, NSW Department of Communities LinkedIn: Aleksandra Alavanja Instagram: @aleksalavanja Areas of interest: Admin, Team Operations, Community Engagement, Legal Positions interested in: Board, Executive, Volunteer, Advisor Favourite team: Sydney FC


George Donikian: Melbourne

A lifetime involved in the game as a player, administrator, commentator, broadcaster and fan. Women in Football Committee member. Twitter: @georgedonikian Instagram: Newsman028 Football teams: South Melbourne, Melbourne City, Matildas, Socceroos, Tottenham Hotspur Occupation: Media Professiona

Professor John Maynard: Newcastle

Player, follower of the game for 60 years. I wrote the book, 'The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe' Twitter: @jnm1954 Areas of interest: Community engagement Occupation: Academic

Philip Micallef: Sydney

Fan since 1958. Newspaper and online writer and media production for 40 years Areas of interest: Media/PR; Teams and players Favourite teams: Socceroos, AC Milan Occupation: Part-time feature writer

Robert Pettit: Melbourne

Involved for over 50 years; still playing and supporting Melbourne City, Matildas and Socceroos; involvement in coaching and administration at the grassroots level. Positions of interest: Mentor; Advisor; Volunteer roles

Anthony Siokos: Sydney

Lifelong fan. Founder of Johnny Warren Fans and social media pages. Owner, Futbol Cult. Volunteer, Football United (UNSW). Sports coaching and administration qualifications, social media influencer, vocational trainer and more. Twitter: @anthonysiokos LinkedIn: Anthony Siokos Positions of interest: Mentor, Advisor Current occupation: Business Owner

Carlos Bielli: Sydney

An amazing football journey Areas of interest: Board membership; Other full-time paid positions Occupation: Solicitor

Gary Cole: Melbourne

A lifetime of football as a fan, player, coach and administrator Twitter: @gazzagazzagc Favourite football teams: Chelsea, Melbourne Victory, Socceroos, Matildas Positions interested in: Board membership; Mentor; Advisor Gary is a former Socceroo

Arthur Kontalis: Sydney

Involved as a player, referee and administrator, and current Board member at St George FC Twitter: @stgeorgefc Instagram: stgeorgefootballfc Favourite football teams: St George Saints, Sydney FC, Liverpool

Stephen Dettre: Sydney

Michael Edgley: Melbourne

Involved in the Australian football industry in various capacities for over 30 years. Player, volunteer, manager and supporter. Twitter: @edgleymichael

Nick Galatas: Melbourne

Player for last 30 years; Chairman and Board member of South Melbourne Football Club; started SMFC girls' competition; led SMFC application to join NPLW; mentor and volunteer with my daughter's team. Occupation: Lawyer Positions interested in: Mentor, Advisor, Board membership Favourite football teams: South Melbourne, Leeds United, AEK Athens

Greg Werner: Sydney

Player, Coach, Administrator, Referee, Fan; involved with the game since the 1960s. Twitter: @grassrootsfoot1 Favourite football teams: Cronulla RSL, Dunbar Rovers NPL, Sydney FC, Leeds United Football experience: Players, coach, referee, administrator, miner of football facts, 'keeper of the faith, author Areas of interest: Administration, Media/PR, Social Media, Community engagement, Fan engagement Positions of interest: Part-time paid position

Alex Spengler: Gold Coast

Football coach with experience with children aged 3-11 years Current occupation: C License Coach, Tweed Heads senior women's team Areas of interest: Coaching, Media, Social Media, Community Engagement Positions interested in: Part-time paid, Volunteer Favourite teams: Flamengo, Gold Coast United, Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers