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Lucy Zelic

Lucy reports from the pitch every Friday night during SBS VICELAND’s live Hyundai A-League matches, bringing fans all the action direct from the ground.

She also appears as a sports presenter on SBS World NewsThe World Game (Sundays,1pm on SBS), SBS’s coverage of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

Prior to joining SBS Lucy was well known among football fans from her work on the official podcast of the Hyundai A-League, which she hosted for the 2012-13 season.

A seasoned radio host and presenter, Lucy was the commentator for all Canberra United home games in the Westfield W-League on 2XXFM and was a regular guest on the popular Balls n’ All show on 106.3FM.

She has also hosted the nationally streamed football podcast Nearpost and...

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‘Lucy, if I don’t have football, I have nothing.’ This was precisely what Brisbane Roar forward Corey Gameiro said to me during a phone conversation in August last year.
At the time, he was reflecting on the horrors of suffering three Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries within three years and conceded ‘it was a dark time’ for him - one he hoped ‘never to go back to.’  As fans, it’s easy to view footballers...
Adelaide United defender Michael Marrone has copped a ban for the controversial ball-boy incident during last week's FFA Cup final, but should the ball-boy also have been reprimanded?
Picture this. You’re playing in a professional league cup final and you’ve just gone behind after conceding a goal in extra time with five minutes of the match remaining. You’re physically and mentally exhausted after a gruelling contest b...
You don’t have to be a football aficionado in this country to recognise the name Samantha Kerr.
The insanely talented 24 year-old has set the international world alight with her exceptional abilities and the terrifying thing is, that she’s only just begun to show us what she’s capable of. Ever since she donned the green and gold for ...
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou needs fresh blood ahead of the crucial two-leg World Cup play-off against Syria - here's three players who should be in the squad.
Craig Goodwin (Sparta Rotterdam - Eredivisie) The 25-year-old Adelaide-born winger scored the winner in Rotterdam’s 1-0 win over FC Twente at the weekend. Last season, Goodwin started 27 matches - scoring four goals and producing six assis...
The 8th of September, 2015 is a date in the Australian football calendar that I will never forget.
On that day, ten Matildas players gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park to announce that they would be going on strike and subsequently withdrawing from their upcoming training camp for a clash against the World Champions in the United States. As...
It’s only March and what a year it's been already for women’s football in Australia. Yet there is still much work to be done to lift the W-League to a level that the players deserve.
With the Matildas qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics already a reality and a Collective Bargaining Agreement in place for the women's national team players just a few months ago, there truly has been cause to celebrate. Not only that...
Football fans know that once a coach has lost the dressing room, what comes next is him, or her, losing their job. And during the past week it is clear that Head of A-League Damien De Bohun has lost the support of A-League fans.
Follow @TheWorldGame No fans equals no football. This was the polarising message displayed, loud and proud, across several A-League fixtures last weekend that sparked the most remarkable and much-needed reaction from all corners of the cou...
Broken promises, four years of mismanagement, disrespected players and staff - the time is up and the Bakrie Group needs to go.
It should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that Wednesday night’s fan forum attracted angry, frustrated and hurt Brisbane Roar fans.  Fronted by a panel of Bakrie representatives, Rahim Soekasah and Denis Djamaoeddin, head of the A...
"In the absence of truth, power is the only game in town." Richard John Neuhaus
The truth. It’s something that the entire football community in Australia is craving, right now, but as the powers that be would have it, we have all been robbed of the opportunity to hear it. The Matildas' unprecedented decision to strike...
From amazing pieces of skill to top drawer goals, I think we can all agree the football at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was a delight to behold and yet more proof that the beautiful game transcends such petty arguments like which gender is...
Glory, heartbreak, record-breaking achievements and a place in the hearts and minds of every fan who watched it. The seventh edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup had everything you could ever hope for out of a tournament. From the high qu...