FFA Podcast | In conversation with ... Aivi Luik
At 9 years old, Aivi Luik knew that football was the path she wanted to follow. In the intervening years, she has amassed trophies, friendships and a world of wisdom.
In Episode 3, Aivi Luik joins us from the Gold Coast fresh off a fourth Westfield W-League Championship with Mebourne City.
The midfielder takes us on her football travels from Australia to the United States and Europe.
Listen to the first Westfield Matildas podcast in the player at the top of the page
Luik is one of Australian football's most decorated players. A quietly efficient holding footballer, the Matildas veteran has ridden the peaks of success and the troughs of disappointment with a resolve and graciousness that makes her a favourite of fans and teammates alike.
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Podcast 3 - Aivi Luik
2.51 - Melbourne City’s Westfield W-League season
4.53 - Working through Women’s Olympic Qualifiers
6.58 - Reflecting on a decade with the Westfield Matildas, including her debut
9.04 - Early love for football and drive
10.35 - The College Years
15.35 - Life after College and coming home
16.43 - First season with Brisbane Roar
18.01 - Getting the first national teamcall up
19.39 - 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup memories
20.18 - 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup process and aftermath
24.26 - Heading back overseas and the Ukraine adventure
32.11 - Progression of women’s football
33.08 - Overcoming injury and returning to football
35.12 - How Aivi recharges
39.03 - Taking on the mentor mantle
41.03 - Dealing with success
42.32 - Making a WWC debut and feeling proud
45.13 - Looking to the future and the benefits of a WWC 2023 in Australia and NZL
45.49 - What Aivi would tell her 9 year old self
46.58 - Quickfire XI