Matildas goalkeeper jerseys sold out in minutes after flash re-stock

Georgina Noack
The Nightly
For a second time, the purple goalkeeper jersey made famous by Matildas keeper Mackenzie Arnold during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has sold out in minutes.
For a second time, the purple goalkeeper jersey made famous by Matildas keeper Mackenzie Arnold during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has sold out in minutes. Credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Australians are still well and truly in the throes of Matildas fever, desperate to get their hands on any bit of the golden girls’ they can.

The fever is so hot, that a “limited re-stock” of the Tillies’ iconic purple goalkeeper jerseys sold out in minutes on Thursday morning.

An hour ahead of the sale, the CommBank Matildas announced the re-stock of the jerseys would be up for grabs at 10am.

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“Stock is limited and a further re-stock will happen in the coming months,” the site warned.

When The Nightly checked the site, at about 10.10am, all three sizes of the guernsey — men’s, women’s, and youth — were sold out.

At 10.26, the CommBank Matildas’ account confirmed the jerseys were sold out.

The jerseys replicate that made into a fan favourite by Mackenzie Arnold during the Canada and Denmark Games at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as during Olympic qualifying.

It is the second time the jerseys have caused a buying frenzy, after a highly-anticipated release of ‘Arnold’ replica kits on the Football Australia website on February 27.

The jerseys sold out in record time — five minutes.

Arnold reacted to the frenzied uptake of her goalie kit — which Nike promised to start producing after intense pressure from fans who were furious they could not buy their own version during the World Cup — saying the support was “truly remarkable”.

“As a young athlete, the idea of making a living as a goalkeeper didn’t even cross my mind,” she said.

“It’s a testament to the great strides in our sport that the next generation of goalkeepers will see fans proudly sporting our jerseys in the stands.”

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