Kieran Yap
Kieran is a comedy nerd, an animation fan and somebody who can either be found at the cinema or watching the round ball game.

Four Matildas friendlies that paved the way to success

Sport, Published August 15, 2023
Hard lessons, new discoveries and big decisions defined the Matildas FIFA Women's World Cup preparation. Here are the games that formed the foundation of their historic cup run.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Flags promoting the FIFA Women's World Cup are seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on July 16, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

FIFAWWC Countdown: Day 69 - Edge of the Crowd's Predictions

Sport, Published July 18, 2023
The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is just a couple of days away. This year's tournament is sure to bring us yet another thrilling showcase of global football talents and strategies, each team vying for the most coveted title in the world of football.

FIFAWWC Countdown: Day 63 - All-Time Greatest Matildas XI

Sport, Published July 12, 2023
224 players have represented Australia's women's football team. It was a huge task, but we here at Edge of the Crowd, on Day 63 of our 70-Day countdown to the FIFA Women's World Cup, have come up with an all-time greatest Matildas squad.

FIFAWWC Countdown: Day 59 - Horan and Morgan to lead USA into "the most competitive World Cup"

Sport, Published July 8, 2023
On Day 59 of our 70-Day Edge of the Crowd countdown to the much-anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup, we hear the US co-captains talk about leadership, team environment and kids in camp.
Charli Grant, Katrina Gorry, Ellie Carpenter and Kyra Cooney-Cross: Image Football Australia/Rachel Bach By the White Line

FIFAWWC Countdown: Day 55 - Matildas squad shows that everything has gone to far

Sport, Published July 4, 2023
The 23 players selected for Australia's Women's World Cup squad is a show of depth and consistency.

Warrior is back: what you need to know for Season Three

Culture, Published June 26, 2023
After being cancelled and then revived by popular demand, Justin Lin and Shannon Lee's thrilling series returns this month. Here is what you need to know, and what you might have missed out on.

FIFAWWC Countdown: Day 45 - Squad Analysis: USA

Sport, Published June 24, 2023
As the clock ticks down with less than a month until kick-off, the anticipation for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is reaching a fever pitch. It's time to delve into the preliminary squads, scrutinise the selections and exclusions, streamline the rosters down to the final 23 when required, and venture a guess at the potential starting XIs.

FIFAWWC Countdown Day 28 - At A Glance: Group B & Group E

Sport, Published June 7, 2023
Join us on this exhilarating journey as we unveil the exhilarating tableau of this year's competition. Hold onto your seats, because it's going to be a ride you don't want to miss!

Fiona Crawford on The Matilda Effect: 'I don’t ever want somebody to miss out on playing because they didn’t know it existed'

Sport, Published June 7, 2023
With the release of The Matilda Effect and the arrival of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, author Fiona Crawford spoke to Edge of The Crowd about what it took to write the book, and her hopes for the game in Australia.
Alex Morgan meets some fans. Image: San Diego Waves

FIFA Women's World Cup 70 Day Countdown: Day 20 - Alex Morgan In Focus

Sport, Published May 30, 2023
Feel the thrill of anticipation as we surge into the third week of our '70-Day Edge of the Crowd' countdown leading up to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. This week, we're cranking up the heat and focusing our unapologetic enthusiasm on seven extraordinary players. These chosen ones, imbued with phenomenal skill and sheer tenacity, are ready to take the center stage and ignite the tournament with their astounding performances.
The cover of The Matilda Effect. Image: Melbourne University Press

The Matilda Effect: an entertaining and detailed look at the growth of women's sport.

Sport, Published May 28, 2023
The Women's World Cup is not just the pinnacle of football, they are a litmus test for social, cultural issues, attitude and change. Through first-hand accounts and perspectives from the board rooms to the stands, Fiona Crawford's new book shows how these events are about much more than football.

FIFA Women's World Cup 70 Day Countdown: Day 14 - Sweden Snapshot

Sport, Published May 24, 2023
As we enter day 13 of Edge of the Crowd's electrifying 70-day countdown to the highly anticipated 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, we're diving headfirst into a whirlwind tour of the fierce and fabulous teams gracing this year's tournament.