The missing history of netball

We’ve played netball in Australia for decades. Yet, the origins of the sport are uncertain. It’s something historians and governing bodies are working to correct. More than 1.2 million people play netball in Australia. According to Netball Australia, ‘it’s the number one participation sport for Australian girls’. Nielsen Sports claims that one in five Australians …

Netball Victoria’s Rosie King on leadership, allowing others to shine and the value of sport

It’s a Tuesday morning when I pick up the phone to speak to Rosie King, the CEO of Netball Victoria. I won’t lie, I’m a little nervous. Not only is King the CEO of Netball Victoria, she’s also on the Paralympics Australia board and has previously worked at the Geelong Football Club and for Sport …

Still we play on: why the stories we tell about women’s sport matter

On the 28th of September in 1918, on a Saturday afternoon in Ballarat, two football teams ran onto the Eastern Oval. A crowd of thousands lined the boundary fence, jostling for the best vantage point. When the siren sounded and the ball was bounced, the players leapt into action and that familiar organised chaos that …