Hockeyroos ready for Pro League challenge

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Please note that Mary sits on the board of Hockey Australia. The Hockeyroos begin their journey towards Tokyo this weekend with the start of the FIH Pro League. With matches scheduled in both Sydney and Perth over the next month, Australia have the opportunity […]

Lana Rogers wins maiden IronWoman crown

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  On Sunday, the final event of the 2019-2020 Nutri-Grain IronWoman series will take place at North Cronulla beach. Several talented women will be competing, but the overall outcome has already been determined.

Aussie Stingers begin Olympic preparations with USA grudge matches

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  The Aussie Stingers’ preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games begins this week, with a series of three Test matches against arch-rivals the United States of America. The last series of games for the Australian women’s water polo team before the Olympics will be held on […]

A women’s baseball league is coming to Australia

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  As a Sydney-sider who loves sport, I’m someone who has many favourite sporting teams across a variety of codes. When you ask me who I support, you’ll often get quite a long answer and any possible combination of the Parramatta Eels, GWS Giants, Giants Netball, […]

Vote 1: Women’s Sport

This article was first written and published for The Roar. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, most of you will be well aware that a federal election is happening tomorrow. I’ve found it exceptionally difficult to decide who to vote for. And when you’re having trouble deciding, people always advise […]

Big questions ahead of Super Netball 2019

This article was first written and published for The Roar. Heading into the third season of Australia’s premier netball competition, there are plenty of questions to answer. Can the Sunshine Coast Lightning take out the competition for the third year in a row? Following Sharni Layton’s departure from Collingwood at the end of last season to […]

Time for netball to step up

This article was first written and published for The Roar. Last week NSW Swifts coach Briony Akle wrote a piece for Player’s Voicewhich has received plenty of media attention this week. In the article, Briony acknowledges what many of us already know: when it comes to women’s sport, netball has been a leader for many years.

Women’s sport is ready to sell

This article was written by Natalie Akle. Every female athlete’s dream of achieving equality with their male counterparts isn’t as far out of reach as we thought. In fact, according to new research, women’s sport has the broad engagement, influence and value that appeals to mass audiences.  

#TeamGirls Cup determines the 2019 Super Netball is anyone’s game

This article was written by Natalie Akle. Eight Super Netball teams had the opportunity to test run their pre-season training at the inaugural Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup over the weekend. The three-day tournament, held at the brand-new Queensland State Netball Centre, allowed the netballers to showcase their skills ahead of the 2019 Super Netball.