Fans first: how the WNBL is focussing on new initiatives to grow the fanbase

Siren intern Pyper Denneman speaks to head of the WNBL, Christy Collier-Hill about the growing focus on fan engagement in women’s hoops. Christy Collier-Hill presents Cayla George with her WNBL 350 game frame this season. Image sourced: LinkedIn In the heart of bustling arenas, where cheers echo like thunder and passion ignites, lies a world …

Uniforms have more meaning than what we wear

Deakin University journalism student Felicity Smith looks at some recent—and not so recent—commentary on women’s sports uniforms and the control over women’s bodies. Uniforms are significant—historically so. Uniforms in sport are there to identify, to unite, to unify the player with the watcher. Athletes can use them to show pride, either in their country or …

Women’s Sports Merch Round-up

It’s no secret that women’s sports merchandise is few and far between, so we’ve rounded up as much as we can for you to find! “The orange hoodie is the best-selling WNBA item ever.” That’s what US-based online retailer Fanatics said after a surge in sales of the hottest item in the #womeninsport world overwhelmed …

Boomers and Bubbles: Christy Collier-Hill on the WNBL’s return

General Manager of the Melbourne Boomers, Christy Collier-Hill talks WNBL preparations amidst the pandemic and Ezi Magbegor’s WNBA journey. When I call General Manager of the Melbourne Boomers, Christy Collier-Hill for a chat about Aussie women’s hoops, she’s just watched Australian Ezi Magbegor play for the Seattle Storm in their win over the Connecticut Sun. …