Dreamer: documenting the journey to form the first all-girls football team in rural Azerbaijan

Director Imam Hasanov and Producer Maria Ibrahimova chat to Siren about their inspiring film project, Dreamer, and how you can help support this story. Content Warning: This article includes mentions of forced marriage and suicide. Mamed has a dream. He wants to form the first all-girls football team in rural Azerbaijan. DREAMER, a film by …

Amber Merritt on Tokyo 2021, Leadership and Mental Health

Kasey Symons chats with Paralympian and Australian Glider Amber Merritt from hotel quarantine as COVID-19 continues to disrupt athlete’s preparations for the Tokyo Games. As we keep working to adjust to sport with no fans, for some athletes, it might not make too much a difference.  “Honestly, my parents in London, they were amazing, but …

Cayla George: how Australia’s female basketballers are taking a stand

Melbourne Boomer and Australian Opal Cayla George is an enthusiastic and valuable member of Australian basketball, working to create much-needed positive change for Indigenous girls. For those who know, have followed, or are a fan of Cayla George, the following will come as no surprise. Cayla George has a lot of energy. A lot. When …

Victress and Victory: How Corinne Hall is winning for women off the pitch

Hobart Hurricanes captain Corinne Hall reflects on the release of her book, Victress: Women who paved the way in Australian Sport Last month, one of our favourite women in sport advocates, Michelle Redfern, tagged us in a tweet that celebrated a newly released children’s book from Irish athlete Jacqui Hurley’s, Girls Play Too: Inspiring Stories …