This article was first written for and published by The Roar. At around this time last year, as I reflected on 2016, I knew that it had been a watershed 12 months for women in sport. Flash forward and I am reading plenty of articles labelling 2017 the same way.
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. There are some topics I am afraid to write about. I am someone that is passionate about diversity and inclusion in sport. When I write about sport, I want to make sure that I am coming from an educated, considered and respectful position. Hurting […]
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. And then there were 14 (well, not until 2020). This week the AFL announced that the AFLW is about to get a whole lot bigger with a bold expansion plan which will see North Melbourne and Geelong join the eight existing clubs in the […]
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 […]
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. “I regret the comments I made about Caitlyn Jenner. What I said was not appropriate and I’m sorry to anyone offended.” Another week. Another Sam Newman apology.
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. Each week in preparation for writing this piece, I spent half an hour each morning scouring the news looking for my favourite stories in women’s sport. So when Roarers comment that I have missed something, in some circumstances it’s me making a choice to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]