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Siren’s 2021 Top Ten

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.

Seraphina Newton's profile of footballer Franny Iermano was one of Siren's most viewed pieces in 2021. Image: Football Victoria / Rachel Bach
Seraphina Newton’s profile of footballer Franny Iermano was one of Siren’s most viewed pieces in 2021. Image: Football Victoria / Rachel Bach

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

Robyn Lambird. Image: Supplied
Robyn Lambird. Image: Supplied

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

Taking place in the 1980’s, Girls Can’t Surf shows how a group of renegade women challenged the male-dominated surfing world and carved out room for themselves on the waves.
Taking place in the 1980’s, Girls Can’t Surf shows how a group of renegade women challenged the male-dominated surfing world and carved out room for themselves on the waves.

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

Taylor in action. Photo supplied.
Taylor in action. Photo supplied.

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

‘A League of Their Own. 1992. Columbia Pictures.
‘A League of Their Own. 1992. Columbia Pictures.

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

Hana Basic represented Australia in Tokyo. Sourced: Athletics Australia
Hana Basic represented Australia in Tokyo. Sourced: Athletics Australia

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

Deceptively simple, goalball is a physically demanding and tactical sport. Image: BSA
Deceptively simple, goalball is a physically demanding and tactical sport. Image: BSA

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

PHOTO: Ryan Schembri / SMP IMAGES | Action from the Australian Baseball League 2020/21 Round 5 clash between Adelaide Giants vs Brisbane Bandits played at Adelaide Shores Baseball Complex, West Beach, South Australia
PHOTO: Ryan Schembri / SMP IMAGES | Action from the Australian Baseball League 2020/21 Round 5 clash between Adelaide Giants vs Brisbane Bandits played at Adelaide Shores Baseball Complex, West Beach, South Australia

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

Franny Iermano in action for Football Victoria’s Emerging Squad. Image: Rachel Bach / Football Victoria
Franny Iermano in action for Football Victoria’s Emerging Squad. Image: Rachel Bach / Football Victoria

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

Ruby Storm in the pool: image supplied
Ruby Storm in the pool: image supplied

Sienna Nobile, one of Siren’s emerging sportswriters, catches up with Traralgon swimmer Ruby Storm who’s preparing for the Tokyo Paralympics.

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