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Sarah Leach

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Broadcast Journalist/Creative Producer based in London; former Netballer at national level in Australia and the UK. Lover of all sports and giving high-fives to the ladies dominating on the big stage in sport. Instagram @sarahleach_1 Twitter @sarleach

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Hey Swanny!
Thanks for the comment – fair opinion. How would you rather netball exist as a sport/national competition?

Giants Netball showing the way forward on and off the court for women's sport

HI Kavvy!
Yes re: SOO – some sort of competition would def be worthwhile, and yes like the AFL, Netball is represented by 5 states in the Suncorp Super competition – so perhaps a playoff series or National Championships etc would be good, and with similar SOO rivalry!
Nonetheless, def exciting times ahead for netball and womens sport – here’s hoping state and national bodies, with the players can work something out moving forward

New Netball Australia board? No worries. Netball State of Origin - I’d like to see that!

Hey Chui!

That’s great news! SOK may even come in and lend a hand and/or show his support! here’s hoping 🙂

The gaslighting of women’s sport: I thought it was finally over?

Thanks Chui!

You make some good points. The honest answer is – I don’t know exactly what O’Keefe said, I don’t feel I need to know the details – in fact I may be better off being spared. The fact that it has turned up in the headlines at all, and that he’s copped a massive fine/punishment is good enough for me to know that what he said really shouldn’t have been said. Any athlete on the job should really know better… the female(s) need not be subjected to it.
I read “O’Keefe made several offensive comments, but it was a slur directed at a fellow Cricket NSW female cricketer that incensed many, especially as cricket has led the way in embracing and professionalising the women’s game”.
And for Rothfield and his comments – I’m not suggesting this one incident has alone shaped people’s attitudes, but rather, an example that’s put fuel on the fire

The gaslighting of women’s sport: I thought it was finally over?

Black Caviar was deserving of accolades – as a racehorse – however, the point here is that she is a horse, rather than a human sportswoman which caused an uproar from women in sport and female athletes at the time. A bit of a kick in the face

The gaslighting of women’s sport: I thought it was finally over?

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