Sharon Finnan White’s First Nations Academy of Excellence: Empowering Emerging Deadly Diamonds

Sharon Finnan-White, Australian Netball Diamond 105, now spends her days driving change by inspiring the generation of Indigenous elite netballers. There have only been three First Nations women to pull on the Diamonds dress in Australian netball history. One of those women, Sharon-Finnan White—Diamond 105, wants to change that. In 2023 Sharon founded her First …

Melbourne Vixen Kate Moloney on leadership, playing alongside your heroes and the changing landscape of women’s sport

In the 1930s, the All-Australian Women’s Basketball* Association passed a motion requiring players to be silent during games. Melbourne Vixens’ captain Kate Moloney laughs when I tell her this story.  ‘I wouldn’t have survived,’ she says. Kate Moloney is famously vocal on court, constantly encouraging her teammates. And then there’s her signature point and clap …