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. …

Learn more about the Halftime Huddle’s Taylor Capannolo

From college athlete to commentator-meets-podcaster-meets-producer, sport has opened many doors for Taylor. The best part? She is only just getting started. Taylor Capannolo is a former NCAA Division 1 college athlete, current football producer at 3AW and one half of the Halftime Huddle, a podcast for “gutsy women in Australia calling sport their own”. She …

Profiling Kelly Defina

Continuing our profiles of women in sports photography, Siren’s Deakin University intern Brielle Quigley introduces us to photographer Kelly Defina. After starting her career in fashion, Kelly Defina swapped runways for muddy fields and long, hot days spent courtside anticipating when the magic would happen, and magic it is. With an uncanny ability to read …