This article was written by Caitlin Arnold. One of many unique attributes of the AFL Women’s competition is the outstanding resolve and pressure it takes for some of the players to be dual-athletes. A feat nowhere to be seen in the men’s league, playing more than one sport at a national level – sometimes even […]
This article was written by Caitlin Arnold. There are few stand-alone team colours in the AFL or AFLW, which instantly trigger thoughts of one specific team. Yellow needs black, for instance, to conjure thoughts of Richmond. And red seeks white to ‘cheer cheer’ for the Sydney Swans. But there are a handful of famous hues […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. On Sunday afternoon when the final of WBBL03 is played, it’ll be déjà vu for cricket fans, with the final being contested between the same two clubs as last year – the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers. To book their place in the […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. New year. New diary. 2017 may have been a ‘watershed’ year for women in sport, but I am confident 2018 will be even better. Here are some of the events underlined in my diary featuring women in sport this year.
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 […]