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 …

Women’s Rugby Looks to a Post-Covid Plan

By Jill Scanlon With the initial disruption caused by Covid-19 beginning to subside, the primary focus for sport is now on how to move forward. Not unexpectedly most of the chatter has been on the men’s game but what of the future of the women’s competitive sporting landscape in Australia? Most organisations are reviewing their …

For the love of the game: Melbourne Rebels coach Alana Thomas on Super W, coaching, and playing for Australia.

Alana Thomas loves the camaraderie of rugby. The former Wallaroo and inaugural coach of the Melbourne Rebels Super W team spoke with Siren about her love for the sport, her own playing days and how she got into coaching, as well as why professional development opportunities for women in sport are so crucial and why …

10 women in sport Instagram accounts you should be following

We’re all in isolation, and it sucks, but what better time to make sure you’re following all your favourite women in sport accounts for some entertainment? The Siren team has nominated ten accounts to make sure you’re following, for various reasons. Meretiana Robinson @medz_robinson The co-captain of the Melbourne Rebels, Meretiana Robinson shares her life …

A rebel like her: how a strong culture is driving the Melbourne Rebels

The morning we’d arranged to talk, Melbourne Rebels co-captain, Meretiana Robinson was on a roof. Far from a damsel in distress story, it’s actually the quintessential women in sport story. Robinson is a roof plumber by trade who devotes her nights and weekends to rugby, playing for the Melbourne Rebels in the Super W.  From …