Alira Verity in the AM, chatting with a ‘Strong Woman’

Siren’s Deakin University Intern Felicity Smith catches up with Victoria’s Strongest Woman, Alira Verity. Verity is part of the ABC’s brand new docuseries Strong Women. Alira Verity is Victoria’s Strongest Woman—twice over. The reigning champion won first in 2018, and then again in 2019. She has competed in CrossFit competitions and is an International Australian …

Liz Ellis on netball’s support for community sport a chance to drive more change

Kasey Symons catches up with Liz Ellis for a discussion on Netball’s core principles and its commitment to creating positive change in the community. When I call Liz Ellis—the most capped player in Australian netball history—on Thursday afternoon, she’s driving from her northern New South Wales home to pick up fellow former Diamond, and current …

Strong minded: Gülcan Koca and her impact on young fans

Emerging Sports Writer Program participant Sienna Nobile spoke with one of her heroes, footballer Gülcan Koca, reflecting on the athlete’s journey and their first encounter. “People aren’t a fan of you because they dislike you. They’re a fan of you because they admire you.” Humble is the perfect word to describe Turkish-Australian footballer Gülcan Koca. …