“It’s for every player”: how walking netball fosters a lifelong love of the game

Start with netball—fast and physical and loved by millions. Then tweak the rules so there’s no running and no jumping. Intrigued? You should be. Di Hodgson laughs when asked how long she’s played netball for. “Probably 100 years,” she says. The 47-year-old from Knox has been playing running netball since she was a teenager. She …

2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Women in Sport

Congratulations to these women who work tirelessly in sport who have received Queen’s Birthday honours this year for their contribution to sport and active recreation. Among these women are Olympians, athletes, coaches, administrators, volunteers and community leaders who work tirelessly in their field. We thank them for their contribution and for being outstanding role models …

Why Pride Rounds in amateur adult sport will always be important

Fitzroy FC player Kirsty Marshall writes on her experience playing in a Pride Game and what this kind of celebration and visibility means to her. On Sunday the 2nd of May, Fitzroy Football Club and Melbourne University Women’s Football Club came together to compete in the first ever official Pride Game in the Victorian Amateur …

Rise Up and Reconnect: why we play sport

Georgia Love’s campaign Rise Up and Reconnect wants Australian women to get active. Ambassador Darcy Vescio shares the importance of a community in that process. “I love going back there.”  AFLW leading goal kicker and inaugural Carlton player Darcy Vescio might not be playing VFLW footy this year, but that doesn’t keep her away from …