A rebel like her: how a strong culture is driving the Melbourne Rebels

The morning we’d arranged to talk, Melbourne Rebels co-captain, Meretiana Robinson was on a roof. Far from a damsel in distress story, it’s actually the quintessential women in sport story. Robinson is a roof plumber by trade who devotes her nights and weekends to rugby, playing for the Melbourne Rebels in the Super W.  From …

History makers: Anne Gordon, the 1976 Australian women’s cricket team, and Lords

This Sunday March 8, the final of the T20 World Cup will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. A huge 50,000 tickets have already been sold making the goal to #FilltheMCG within reach. It’s another incredible moment in a long and fascinating history of women’s cricket. One that Cricket Australia celebrated in style right …

Five moments in the history of women’s cricket you may not know about 

Last week, the Australian women’s cricket team released a remarkable video celebrating the very long history of women’s cricket in Australia. It was three minutes and forty-three seconds that brought tears to the eyes of this lover of women’s sport history.  Like most sports, the role of women in cricket—both on the field and off—has …

AFLW Fanter: Bulldogs v Melbourne

What happens when two friends who support two different teams sit down to watch the footy together? Fanter, that’s what happens. Read on for Kirby Fenwick and Gemma Bastiani’s thoughtful insights, compelling stats and stories and, honestly mostly, general chat around the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons round two clash. First quarter Kirby: Slippery out …