As we approach the end of the year, we are celebrating by looking back at the ten most popular pieces Siren Sport published in 2021.
It’s been another big year for Siren Sport as we continue to grow and cover more sports, more stories, and amplify more diverse voices! We’re excited to share with you our ten most read pieces in 2021! These ten pieces are a great look back at some of the work we were able to publish in 2021, and we’re proud to put them up in lights again. Note, this list is in no particular order.
As we reflect on our most popular pieces, this list is a really special look at the diverse content that our audience connects with, and represents a great intersection of talent. From emerging voices who have come through our Emerging Sports Writer Programs, Siren co-founders, experts and legends in the field of sports journalism, this list shows that the women in sport space is full of great stories and writers that just need a platform—and we’re so proud to provide just that.
Enjoy this look back at some of our top stories!
Robyn Lambird is dreaming of gold
By Kirby Fenwick & Danielle Warby
From murderball to the basketball court, Robyn Lambird has always loved sport. Now they’re pushing for gold on the racing track at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Some women’s sport documentaries and films to add to your must watch list
By Megan Brewer
Keen to discover some documentaries and films that focus on women in sport? We’ve got you covered!
Beyond the binary: Taylor Ling on being their true self
By Courtney Hagen
Emerging Sports Writer Program participant Courtney Hagen speaks to Plangermaireener athlete Taylor Ling, on cricket, identity and sport’s role in bringing it all together.
It’s Time To Be Less ‘Ladylike’ in Sport
By Angela Pippos
Award winning journalist Angela Pippos makes her Siren Sport debut, tackling the use of the term ‘ladies’ in sport and why it’s got to go.
Newly dedicated: Hana Basic is Tokyo bound
By Linda Pearce
Green and gold with an undertow of blue and yellow. Sprinter Hana Basic will represent Australia, with her Bosnian heritage not too far from thought.
Finding community and connection on Twitter: four Aussie women share their stories of the #CouchPeloton
By Rachel de Bear
Rachel de Bear speaks with four women about how they found meaning, connection and a place to unleash their creativity in the most unexpected space.
The Aussie Belles are bound for Tokyo
By Kirby Fenwick
The Aussie Belles—Australia’s women’s goalball team—may be an unfunded team playing a minority sport but Blind Sports Australia’s inaugural ambassadors are Tokyo bound.
Australia’s best female baseballers warm-up for inaugural national league in Adelaide
By Amy McCann
Amy McCann recaps the celebration of women’s baseball that was the Australian Women’s Baseball Showcase—the curtain-raiser to the inaugural women’s professional league in Australia.
The Bull that can’t be stopped: Franny Iermano is treading her own route
By Seraphina Newton
Seraphina Newton, a Siren Emerging Sports Writer, spoke with Franny Iermano about the value of talent programs, dealing with setbacks, and staying focused on goals.
Taking the Paralympics by Storm
By Sienna Nobile
Sienna Nobile, one of Siren’s emerging sportswriters, catches up with Traralgon swimmer Ruby Storm who’s preparing for the Tokyo Paralympics.