Posts Tagged "Women’s sport"

When we talk about cricket, the name that immediately springs to mind is Sachin Tendulkar. The Little Master, as he is affectionately known – well, the original one was Sunil Gavaskar, but we can work with it – is a household name in world cricket.

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We will remember 2017 for the rise of Sam Kerr and the Matildas, the launch of AFLW and the widespread acknowledgement of Ellyse Perry as a bona fide star.

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More than perhaps anything else, Australian sport in 2017 has been defined by the rise and rise of women’s sport, but what needs to be done to keep it growing? That’s the question we tackled in the latest episode of The Roar Podcast.

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When the history of women’s sport in Australia is being written a decade or more from now, 2017 will be remembered as a pivotal year.

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With the start of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) last weekend, the summer of cricket has well and truly arrived.

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In terms of results, it’s certainly been a more positive week for Australian rugby.

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The inaugural Australian Football League Women’s competition went from strength to strength earlier this year.

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The Australian women’s cricket team will no longer be officially known as the Southern Stars in move to boost gender equality in the game.

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After a patchy start to the Super Netball season, Collingwood are finally living up to their star potential.

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The Jillaroos have welcomed back co-captains Ruan Sims and Steph Hancock in their 25-strong squad for their ANZAC Test clash with the Kiwi Ferns.

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When it comes to success stories in women’s sport in 2017, netball has been one of my favourites to talk about.

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The average wage of Australia’s international female cricketers is set to skyrocket following a historic Memorandum of Understanding offer from Cricket Australia to the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

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England mid-court dynamo Serena Guthrie has vowed to try to fill the void left by Kimberlee Green if the knee injury the Giants captain suffered in her team’s 53-38 Super Netball win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds proves to be as serious as initially feared.

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The third period in netball is considered the championship quarter but it’s the final 15 minutes on court which appears to be causing the Melbourne Vixens their biggest headache.

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Content warning: this is an AFLW article.

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Sunshine Lightning coach Noeline Taurua expects Stephanie Wood and champion New Zealand mid-courter Laura Langman for Saturday’s top-of-the-table Super Netball clash with the Giants.

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Alright, before I get into really talking, there’s a few quick things that ought to be said. First off – yes, this is a response to yesterday’s piece by Geoff Parkes on AFL Women’s and the media, here on The Roar.

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The stunning success of the inaugural women’s league has the AFL reconsidering when the eight-team competition will expand.

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“A historic night for women’s sport,” said the Fox Sports voice over when reporting on the first AFL Women’s league match between Carlton and Collingwood on Friday night.

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“We want you to comment on the pregnancy thing with female cricketers.” “I think it’s a fabricated gender issue.”

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