Women’s Rugby Looks to a Post-Covid Plan

By Jill Scanlon With the initial disruption caused by Covid-19 beginning to subside, the primary focus for sport is now on how to move forward. Not unexpectedly most of the chatter has been on the men’s game but what of the future of the women’s competitive sporting landscape in Australia? Most organisations are reviewing their …

Book Review: Women in Boots – Football and Feminism in the 1970s

By Professor Jean Williams Women in Boots – Football and Feminism in the 1970s by Marion Stell and Heather Reid is a fantastically detailed account of the history of women footballers in Australia and New Zealand, in the 1970s, a pivotal time for the internationalisation of the women’s game. The book builds upon a growing …

As One: why Australia and New Zealand’s 2023 World Cup bid matters

By Samantha Lewis “For us, women’s football is much more than a game,” says the introduction to Australia and New Zealand’s historic joint bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. “It is a game-changer for women in our countries, where we celebrate our proud history of advancing women’s leadership, promoting women’s sport and striving …