Nike and Football Australia release iconic CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jersey for fans to purchase

Football Australia and Nike are excited to announce that, from tomorrow, Tuesday 27 February, Australian fans will be able to purchase the iconic purple CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jersey worn by Mackenzie Arnold on the world stage last year.

This announcement reinforces Nike and Football Australia’s commitment to supporting the CommBank Matildas and serving fans who want to show their passion and support for the team’s goalkeepers.

The jerseys will first go on sale via the Football Australia online store from 12.00pm AEDT tomorrow and via retail partners Rebel Sport and Ultra Football from Wednesday, February 28.

Nike and Football Australia release iconic CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jersey for fans to purchase

To serve fans wishing to show their support in the stands when CommBank Matildas take on Uzbekistan in the AFC Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024™ Asian Qualifiers, the jerseys will be available for purchase from merchandise stores both inside and outside Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Wednesday. Will be available. Outside the venue. The team is set to play in front of another full house, making it twelve consecutive home matches sellouts for the Combank Matildas, in what is set to be another high-energy show of support.

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Mackenzie Arnold, Nike athlete and CommBank Matildas goalkeeper, who today released a heart-touching video capturing the moment he gifted the jersey to friends and family, said: “As a goalkeeper The support we’ve felt from our fans this past year has been absolutely incredible.” It means a lot to me as we enter another big year for our team and our game, knowing that our families, friends and fans will support us every step of the way, and wear our jersey with pride.

Australia’s Mackenzie Arnold celebrates her team’s goal during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia vs. New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Canada and Australia at Melbourne Rectangle Stadium on July 31, 2023 in Melbourne/Norman, Australia. Celebrating the first goal. , (Photo by Alex Pantling – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images) Australia’s Mackenzie Arnold celebrates her team’s first goal scored by Hayley Raso during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Canada and Australia in Melbourne. Celebrated. Rectangle Stadium in Melbourne/Norman, Australia on July 31, 2023. (Photo by Alex Pantling – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)


Arnold is particularly excited to see young aspiring goalkeepers in the stands: “When I was a young athlete, the idea that I could make a living as a goalkeeper never really crossed my mind. “It’s a testament to how far our game has come that the next generation of players will now see fans in the stands wearing our jerseys.”

Ashley Reade, vice president and general manager of Nike Pacific, is supporting the CommBank Matildas, the goalkeeping group and the momentum behind the game: “Over the past two decades, we have seen football in Australia grow to incredible heights thanks to the power of the sport.” The pride of our national teams like Matilda. Our goaltenders at last year’s tournament brought a new energy to the fans that we loved seeing. We are very proud of Mackenzie Arnold’s performances on and off the pitch. “We will also continue to be inspired by the comprehensive goalkeeper team including Teagan Mika, Lydia Williams and Jada Mathieson-Whyman,” he said.

“With this release, our first replica goalkeeper jersey for the Australian football team, we look forward to seeing how Australian fans will continue to show their support for the entire Matildas team in another big year for the sport.

Football Australia CEO James Johnson said: “For many years, the CommBank Matildas have been breaking boundaries for the women’s game, however, what we saw at the FIFA Women’s World Cup last year changed the Australian game forever.

“We are delighted to be working with our long-term apparel partner, Nike, to now make the iconic purple CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jersey available to fans, as seen in our goalkeeping during last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup and during the current Olympic qualifying campaign. Was worn by the team. ,

Nike and Football Australia have released the iconic CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jersey for fans. Nike and Football Australia have released the iconic CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jersey for fans. (Photo: Tiffany Williams/Football Australia)
“For many years now, our national team goalkeepers have become national heroes and household names, so we are thrilled that through Nike’s support, fans can now access CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jerseys and we look forward to seeing that support. Can’t wait to be on the streets and in the stands during another big year for our women’s national teams,” Johnson concluded.

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The CommBank Matildas goalkeeper jersey will be available in women’s, men’s sizes for $125 and youth sizes for $100.

Fans can purchase the goalkeeper from Football Australia’s online store from 12.00pm AEDT on Tuesday, 27 February and from retail stores (Rebel Sport and Ultra Football) and Marvel Stadium from Wednesday, 28 February.

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