She would have been knighted by now if she was a man

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Good words

It’s Boom Time! (Again). All this talk about us being in a golden age of women’s sport, a revolution... well, it’s kinda bullshit. This has all happened before and it will all happen again if we don’t do something build on our ‘gains’. “What does the presence of this celebratory discourse mean (and do) for gender, sport and the possibility for social change?”
“Although capturing the ‘right’ feminine sporting ‘look’ is not of itself a job requirement for being a sportswoman, investigating how aesthetic labour is undertaken by elite athletes can provide a clearer picture of how the athletic labour of femininity governs modes of female athletic self-expression online.”
Monash University partners with Collingwood FC to create Australia's leading sports research hub. Let’s hope they specifically address the gap in sport research on female bodies because currently, sports science is failing women and we all saw how a viral image of breasts exposed science's obsession with the male body.
Lesbian Visibility Day was this week. Six (white) women working in sports media share their takes on the awareness day, role models, and the advice they would give their younger selves. If anyone has seen any similar stories from lesbians of colour working in sport, please send my way so I can read and share.

Good sights and sounds

I’m listening to the women on Burn it all Down discuss trolling women in sport media and Cori Schumacher on the nuances and challenge involved in debating issues of feminism, misogyny and sexism in surfing.

Beth Fisher on why she’s reclaiming the word lesbian. She speaks to Wales footballer Jess Fishlock - who says homophobic abuse made school "hell on earth".

Good play

Alanna Kennedy's bicycle kick goal. Spectacular.

Good deeds

My name is Danielle Hoskins and I am 16 years old.

I come from a small country town in Central Western NSW where I am a Year 11 student at our local High School.

I have recently been selected to play netball for the Australian Budgies Indigenous Netball Team. The competition is to be held in New Zealand from 24th May 2019 – 31st May 2019 at the International Schoolgirls Netball Championships.

I am very passionate about playing netball and one day hope to be a professional netball player and play for the Australian Diamonds.

Playing at this upcoming competition is another step closer to fulfilling my dreams and it will an amazing experience to represent my community, country and culture at this International Netball tournament.

I hope that you would be able to help by pledging a tax deductible donation which will go towards my travel from Condobolin to New Zealand and tournament expenses.

Around the grounds

"Sue Monteath would probably have been knighted by now if she was a man" This former captain of the Matildas is one of the greatest women footballers Australia has ever seen.
"I think about how I would have felt as a 17-year-old if my idol [Australia’s most-capped netballer, Liz Ellis] had written that. It would have broken me." Ash Brazill, the first elite netballer in Australia to publicly come out as gay, on you-know-who.

Punching above our weight since 1932

Boxer Aggie Green training with a punching bag, New South Wales, 5 March 1932

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Have a good week sports fans!

Danielle Warby
Advocate for Women in Sport

Twitter: @daniellewarby
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