Marrickville Girls Get Active Event


On Thursday 26th November, Womensport NSW in partnership with Marrickville Council hosted a Schoolgirls Get Active Event at Marrickville Oval and Tennis Centre. The girls listened to champion female athletes speak about their sporting achievements and barriers faced. Athletes on the panel included; Lisa Sthalekar (Cricket), Lael Kassem (AFL), Janessa Pe (Martial Arts), Peti Talanoa […]

Michelle Payne and the year of reckoning for women in Australian sport

Michelle Payne

By Tracey Holmes Updated Wed at 1:24pmWed 4 Nov 2015, 1:24pm Photo: Michelle Payne’s ride was impeccable. She was not intimidated by the favourites, nor the doubters in her own camp. (Reuters: Hamish Blair) It has taken 155 years and an obstinate trainer who wasn’t going to ditch his rider simply because she was the […]

Women deserve fair pay, but the money has to come from somewhere


  By John Gorrie, 3 Aug 2015   Since the beginning of organised sport, women have scratched, clawed and fought their way to be able to compete at the highest level in their chosen pursuits. From the origins of Olympic sport which not only barred women from competing but did not allow them to even attend the […]