2020 is shaping up as a big year for women in sport

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As 2019 draws to a close, there were plenty of big moments to celebrate in the women’s sport space.

But given that we are witnessing a revolution in women’s sport at the moment, there is plenty to look forward to in 2020. Here are some suggestions for events you should put in your calendar for next year and start getting excited about.

Some are just around the corner.

Who will take home the WBBL?

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It all comes down to this weekend for the Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades.

By Sunday afternoon we will know who the champions are for WBBL05 after two blockbuster semi-finals on Saturday and the final on Sunday.

WBBL finals impacted by loss of English players

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As the final weekend of the WBBL regular season approaches each game is crucial. There are three teams fighting it out for the final position on the ladder.

Currently, the Brisbane Heat and the Adelaide Strikers are guaranteed a finals position. But given that the team that finishes at the top of the ladder will get the opportunity to host the finals weekend, plenty is on the line for both teams.

100 days until the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup

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THe countdown is well and truly on to the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup.

The Organising Committee celebrated 100 days to go this week with the announcement that Katy Perry will be playing at the final, which will be held on the eighth of March 2020 – which also happens to be International Women’s Day.

Maddie Penna stars in the WBBL

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It was just another ordinary day for Sydney teenager Maddie Penna.

But the 19-year-old from Bankstown was at university on a Wednesday afternoon where she is studying exercise sport science when she received a surprise phone call from her ACT Meteors captain Erin Osbourne to ask if she was interested in playing for the Melbourne Stars in WBBL05.

What we’ve learnt from the WBBL so far

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Two rounds into the WBBL and the one thing we know for certain is that this is going to be one of the closest competitions we have seen.

At the moment the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Thunder are leading the pack with three wins each. They are followed by the Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers who are all on four points.

WBBL05: Round 1 Wrap

This article was written by Kristy Williams.

The opening round of WBBL05 kicked off this weekend, and the first stand-alone tournament for the women was a resounding success. Prior to the season beginning, WBBL05 was promising to be the closest yet, and given the fluctuating fortunes for the six sides involved in the opening round this would appear to clearly be the case.

WBBL05 Preview: Sydney Thunder

This article was written by Kristy Williams.

A Haidee Birkett screamer away from playing in the Final in WBBL04, the Thunder have seen their squad fleeced of talent and will be up against it to return to finals this season. Two of their star internationals, Harmanpreet Kaur and Stafanie Taylor won’t be pulling on lime green this season, and a host of other NSW locals have opted to move over to the Hurricanes. It leaves Rachael Haynes’ side a little vulnerable and their new coach, English wizard Trevor Griffin, will have his work cut out for him.

WBBL05 Preview: Brisbane Heat

This article was written by Kristy Williams.

Queensland, and the Brisbane Heat, have a proud history of success- and with a couple of promising New Zealand additions to the squad, it may well join the Sydney Sixers in securing back-to-back titles. Six of the squad are internationals, with Sammy-Jo Johnson also in the frame for Australia, and there is no shortage of fire power in this squad. They’ll bring the heat again, no doubt.