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 …

Guts, Ghouls and Glory: Welcome to the World of Roller Derby in Tasmania

Deakin University intern and local Launcestonian Brielle Quiqley discovers the magical world of roller derby in Tassie and learns its great history. Ask the average person what they know about roller derby and you will likely receive answers that range from the vague mentioning of roller skates to, “isn’t that the movie Drew Barrymore was …

2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Women in Sport

Congratulations to these wonderful women who received Queen’s Birthday honours this year for their contribution to sports, athletics, active recreation and dance. 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 for women in …