Bouncing around in the in-between

Emerging Sports Writer Program participant Phina Newton explores the complicated spaces women navigate in wanting to drive change in sport, but feeling pressure and fear.  Throughout my 11 years playing representative basketball, I have had many different coaches. They differ in race and age, but rarely in gender. For ten of those 11 years, all …

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 …