What if I told you that a Melbourne City FC team had won three out of the last four toilet seats, including going on an unbeaten run for a season and a half, and had built a resilient culture which enables us to win the championship from any position in finals, yet the team gets an average of just 700 people at their games?
What if I told you that we'd signed some of the best midfielders in the world, as well as half of the Australian national team - while they were in their peak - and played some of the most exciting, possession-based, expansive and attacking football that the league had ever seen, yet they've never experienced even a fraction of the active support that their male counterparts receive without question?
What if I told you that's exactly what's happening right now and that the lack of support and interest shown for our women's team reflects poorly on us as supporters of the club?
Since the inception of our women’s team in 2015, we have proven ourselves to be by far the strongest side in the competition’s history. Beginning with an undefeated season and the Premiership/Championship double, we dragged the league kicking and screaming towards the level of professionalism the players - professional athletes - deserve.
Genuinely world-class players like Jess Fishlock and Kim Little were the backbone of a side that won all 12 regular-season games in our inaugural campaign, scoring goals for fun throughout.
In our first season, we scored on average over THREE goals a game and went on to romp Sydney FC 4-1 in the Grand Final, bringing us our first ever senior trophy. Throughout this season, however, we averaged just 600 attendees.