Alicia Quirk: Rio bound

Get ready Australia.  History is going to happen in August this year when rugby sevens takes the stage at the Rio Olympics.

But before we get there – we need squads.

ICYMI, it was yesterday that Australia named its squads for the men’s and women’s rugby sevens at Rio.

Introducing the Wallaroos

ARU-Buildcorp Official Announcement for Wallaroos, Buildcorp Offices Camperdown, Wednesday 15 June 2016 – image: Karen Watson

What a very special day last Thursday was for women’s sport.

First, the AFL announced the teams that were successful in their bids for a licence to have a women’s team in the inaugural women’s competition in 2017.  Celebrations then officially began at the Fremantle Dockers, the Melbourne Demons, Carlton Football Club, the GWS Giants, the Western Bulldogs, the Adelaide Crows, the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood Football Club who will now begin preparations in earnest for first bounce in February. It has never been a more exciting time to be a girl or a woman dreaming about AFL.