FFA Podcast: In conversation with ... Alicia Ferguson-Cook

Alicia Ferguson-Cook holds a world record.  It’s a 21-year-old world record for the fastest red card in a FIFA Women’s World Cup.

However, that moment as a 16-year-old debutante was really just the beginning of her football story.

In the latest episode of the FFA Podcast, Alicia Ferguson-Cook joins us from London to reflect on the highs and lows of her decade Westfield Matildas career.   

From that infamous moment at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the cherished memories of the Sydney 2000 Olympics including watching Cathy Freeman win gold live, to making Australian history at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and finally re-imagining her involvement in the game. 

Now a football commentator and columnist, Ferguson-Cook reflects on her past 20 years of involved in women’s football.


In conversation with ... Alicia Ferguson-Cook

Here's what you can hear at the following time codes

2:00 - Working for ESPN at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

9:39 - Beginnings of football passion

14:00 - Women that shaped her as a player and person

16:30 – Making a debut

19:54 – 1999 Women’s FIFA World Cup

23:22 – Best memories from the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup

25:09 -  1999 FIFA Women's World Cup - Ghana

28:04 - The send off

39:00 -  Sydney 2000 Olympics

43:00 – Ruptured ACL

45:16 – Move to the midfield

45:48 – 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup

50:00 – Thoughts about Tom Sermanni

60:00 – 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup - Brazil v Australia

63:00 – Development of the Matildas’ squad

65:00 – Stepping back from football

71:21 – Future of women’s football in Australia

73:00 – Quickfire XI