Bending the narrative: how film & TV makes women’s sport visible

Emerging Sports Writer Program participant Lauren McIntosh shares the unusual, yet valid avenue through which she was exposed to, and grew to love, women’s sport. Do you remember the first time you laced up your ballet slippers? Passed a netball? Witnessed someone execute that impossible kick? For me I remember all three. From being influenced …

Dreamer: documenting the journey to form the first all-girls football team in rural Azerbaijan

Director Imam Hasanov and Producer Maria Ibrahimova chat to Siren about their inspiring film project, Dreamer, and how you can help support this story. Content Warning: This article includes mentions of forced marriage and suicide. Mamed has a dream. He wants to form the first all-girls football team in rural Azerbaijan. DREAMER, a film by …

Culture collisions and active support in women’s football

Danielle Warby spoke with Bonny Boles, co-founder of the Melbourne Victory Vikings and Brodie Wales, president of Matildas Active Support about active support in football. Last month, a W-League Melbourne Derby was marred by a group of Melbourne Victory supporters hurling abuse, and a glass bottle, at Melbourne City’s Teagan Micah. So, what does it …