Soccer: Matildas shooting for record support in pursuit of Olympic dream

By James Gardiner
Updated February 15 2020 - 8:27am, first published 8:21am
GAME ON: Young fans join Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna, City of Newcastle Councillor Peta Winney-Baartz and Venues NSW Newcastle manager Dean Mantle for the launch of the Matldas' Olympic qualifier against Vietnam. Pictures: Max Mason-Hubers
GAME ON: Young fans join Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna, City of Newcastle Councillor Peta Winney-Baartz and Venues NSW Newcastle manager Dean Mantle for the launch of the Matldas' Olympic qualifier against Vietnam. Pictures: Max Mason-Hubers

MATILDAS goal-scoring hero Emily van Egmond loves playing on home soil and the City of Newcastle are hoping a record crowd at McDonald Jones Stadium can help inspire the Australian women's football team to seal a place at the Tokyo Olympics.

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