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Hi both! So sorry I meant to include that. Most of Australia’s games will be live on Fox Sports but all will be live on Kayo. Enjoy!

Hockeyroos ready for Pro League challenge

Hi both! So sorry I meant to include that. Most of Australia’s games will be live on Fox Sports but all will be live on Kayo.

Hockeyroos ready for Pro League challenge

Goodness me Rowdy – as I said, please ask Alyssa next time you see her.

I heard her say it when she spoke a couple of weeks ago.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

Thank you Jen!!

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

The people most important to me in this discussion Cracka are the players themselves and for them, I know it was an important change.

I like the nicknames too – but the Aussie men have never had one in cricket have they?

At least in the other major sports you mention above the male and female teams each have the nickname. The Aussie Men’s 7s are the only example I can think of where they don’t have a nickname also.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

I LOVE THIS COMMENT!!

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

The WBBL has just finished its fifth season Adam, so in my view visibility has been on the improve at least for the last five years.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

Sorry Dave, I disagree.

Put the Australian Women’s Cricket team in second grade and see what happens.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

You do realise that the WBBL started before the AFLW…

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

Cracka, to be fair the Southern Stars haven’t completely dropped the nickname. Formally the team is known as the Australian Women’s Cricket Team and colloquially they can still be known as the Southern Stars.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

Do fans of other sports come and question why there wasn’t more of their favourite sports mentioned? I genuinely don’t get it..

If you want a celebration of the long involvement of women in the AFL, may I suggest you write it yourself.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

Maybe ask Alyssa next time you see her if she knew, when she first started playing cricket, that the Southern Stars existed and you can come back to me.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

Matth- great addition! The Diamonds have been wonderful over the last decade and I have loved the Suncorp Super Netball!

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

Genuinely everyone, where the article was placed was not my call. It touches on a number of sports and I actually suggested cricket. Perhaps the reason it was placed in AFL was because of how iconic the Tayla Harris photo was and maybe the editor wanted to use that.

Thanks for reading.

Women have been the biggest revolution in sport over the last decade

I agree Wayne – I think there is a misconception that less runs means bad cricket. Not necessarily especially with the bowling we have seen from the Adelaide Strikers. Spin also seems to be having a really big impact.

What we've learnt from the WBBL so far

Jim, thank you for that important clarification. I thought Phoebe was from Kinross… thank you!

What we've learnt from the WBBL so far

She had a great knock yesterday, David!

The ins and outs for WBBL05

U, it’s been something I’ve been talking about on my podcast lately. Australia has led the way in this space, but if other countries don’t start investing in a similar way, will we have competition in a couple of years?

Aussie women's cricket the best its ever been

Agree!!

Aussie women's cricket the best its ever been

Cadfael, I think that is the idea eventually, but at the moment there is not the talent to support 10 teams. We will get there, stay on the journey.

P.S. On the AFL, have you had a look at what’s happening in their upcoming season. No CBA and no idea of when it will start. More teams does not necessarily mean better.

It’s time for the NRLW to grow

Chris, I don’t care what you’re tipping is like as long as you’ve enjoyed the comp! ????????

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

I feel the same way about a player like Ruan.

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

Tell you what, I don’t envy the selectors. Brad Donald, Karyn Murphy and Jamie Feeney have a big job on their hands.

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

Hasn’t Amber had a great season – she may even be in line for a Jillaroos jersey!!

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

Love predictions, Justin! Let’s see who’s right, come Sunday!

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin