International Women’s Day: Our Sporting Heroines

As we look toward International Women’s Day 2020, and aligning with our values at Siren, we wanted to highlight some important sporting icons of our own, as well as those of some women across the sport media landscape. Alison Smirnoff — Melissa Hickey I first met Mel Hickey back in 2015 when I had just …

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 …

Still we play on: why the stories we tell about women’s sport matter

On the 28th of September in 1918, on a Saturday afternoon in Ballarat, two football teams ran onto the Eastern Oval. A crowd of thousands lined the boundary fence, jostling for the best vantage point. When the siren sounded and the ball was bounced, the players leapt into action and that familiar organised chaos that …