Women’s Sport Weekly Wrap: Victoria just too good

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. In Week 1 of the NRL finals, two very special women will make history. On Friday night, in the game between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos, Kasey Badger will become the first female to officiate an NRL finals game. Not far behind […]

Ladies who Leap catches up with umpire Libby Toovey

It seems that rugby league is not the only sport where women are making a name for themselves officiating. Earlier this year, an exclusively female set of umpires officiated at a TAC Cup match this year.  This follows on from the news that three women, have cracked umpiring at the elite AFL level being Eleni […]

Ladies who Leap catches up with Jess Cameron

As we edge closer and closer towards the end of the year, that means we are edging closer and closer to the launch of the AFL women’s competition set to begin in February 2017. In June, it was announced that 8 clubs were successful in obtaining a licence to have a women’s team in the […]

Sport and our attitudes towards women

Last week I was at an event with some clients. Following some normal chitchat about how busy work had been and how quickly this year had passed, conversation turned to plans for the weekend. From February to October, my weekend plans are always the same – sport, but mainly rugby league.

Let’s send those Swans back over the bridge

My first year as a GWS member has been pretty outstanding so far. I never thought that orange would be a colour I would voluntarily wear, but strangely enough, similar to Sydney Thunder green, I have made it work. There have been some pretty special moments so far. Picking Heath Shaw and Jacob Hopper as […]

The GWS Giants are here to stay

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. At the end of most weekends, I take a moment to reflect on how lucky I am to live in a country like Australia – a country that loves sport as much as I do.

Celebrating Jacob Hopper’s debut

If you are an AFL player, I imagine that there are certain milestones that will always stick out in your memory when you reflect on your career. A premiership if you are lucky enough to win one. A Brownlow Medal if you are lucky enough to be awarded one. Being presented with your first team […]