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 …

The Women’s Coaching Association is smashing the grass ceiling

Empowerment. Education. Sustainability. These are some of the goals of the Women’s Coaching Association whose mission is to change the culture of coaching in sport. Passed over for roles. Ignored. Patronised. Verbally abused. Sexually harassed. For women coaching sport—any sport—these are not unusual experiences. In fact, according to Aish Ravi and Julia Hay, founders of …

Beyond the binary: Taylor Ling on being their true self

Emerging Sports Writer Program participant Courtney Hagen speaks to Plangermaireener athlete Taylor Ling, on cricket, identity and sport’s role in bringing it all together. Looking out onto the field at Bradman Oval, a rookie player stands for a moment to take in Gundungurra and D’harawal country beneath their feet. Donning the prestigious NSW Indigenous jersey …

It comes down to confidence: Fremantle’s Hayley Miller & Trent Cooper

Battling border closures, floating fixtures and expectation, Fremantle has had plenty to contend with. Hayley Miller and Trent Cooper share the story of their season. This interview was meant to happen a year ago. March 2020. Fremantle’s AFLW side was in Melbourne ready to play the Western Bulldogs and I was looking forward to meeting …