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Monday 10 August 2015
News Sport

in brief: nz beat oz in netball world cup

Cheyne Anderson
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The Netball World Cup is well underway with a shock defeat to the Australian Diamonds at the hands of old rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns with a final score of 52-47. The defeat is hot on the heels of the Diamonds blitzing their match against Barbados with a record-breaking 83 goals to 16. In…
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Sunday 17 May 2015
Featured Sexuality Sport

fighting homophobia in sporting culture

Clara Borg
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Today Yarra Glen Football and Netball Club will host the second annual Pride Cup – an event that recognises and celebrates the diversity and inclusion of members of the LGBTIQ* community in sport. The match is also marked by International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), an annual initiative seeking to educate people on the…
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Sport

chicks with balls: anna meares

Ally Van Schilt
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The 2014 Commonwealth Games are alive and well and they’re taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Australians customarily do extremely well in the Commonwealth Games (with the Olympic medal threats of the United States, Republic of China and Russia not participating due to their non-Commonwealth status), and hence, sports commentators and spectators alike tend to get…
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Tuesday 15 July 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: the problem with podium girls

Ally Van Schilt
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  Chicks With Balls is Lip’s new column for women’s sport news and opinions brought to you each fortnight by Ally Van Schilt. Around this time of the year, there is an annual buzz around the Tour de France and the epic challenges it puts towards the athletes daring and courageous enough to participate in…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Sport World

2014 FIFA word cup: to watch or not to watch? poverty, corruption and child prostitution

Emilie Bertsch
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  In the face of pervading poverty and corruption, football fans are experiencing extreme cognitive dissonance during this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Many international fans seem aware of FIFA’s shady and corrupt history and the Brazilian government’s lack of conduct regarding its impoverished citizens, but the concept of boycotting this year’s World Cup is…
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Tuesday 1 July 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: melbourne vixens ANZ championship

Ally Van Schilt
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Recently the ANZ netball championship took place at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, and was played between the Melbourne Vixens and the Queensland Firebirds. State netball is a sport which is flourishing across the nation, which was demonstrated by the impressive crowd present at the final game of over 9000 fans attending the Sunday afternoon game….
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Wednesday 25 June 2014
Featured Feminism Sport

tackling sexism with sexism: collective shout and the lingerie football league

Ellen Read
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  Being the feminist that I am, I’m all for calling out and challenging sexism. However, you can’t tackle sexism with sexism. In a patronising twist of events this is exactly what Collective Shout, an anti-sexism activist organisation, has tried to do. Legends Football League (LFL), commonly known as Lingerie Football League, came to Australia…
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Tuesday 17 June 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: the state of women’s tennis

Ally Van Schilt
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Join Ally Van Schilt for Lip’s new fortnightly women’s sport column: Chicks With Balls! Recently, Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep in the women’s singles final at the French Open, defending her title from 2012 and taking her total number of grand slam championships up to five, and her current ranking to fifth in the world….
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Thursday 12 June 2014
Sport

kicking goals: peta searle first woman AFL coach

Ally Van Schilt
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Peta Searle has become the first woman ever to be hired in a full-time capacity in the most male-dominated industry in the sporting world – AFL coaching. Last week, Searle confirmed her appointment as a development coach with the St Kilda Football Club, where her role will be with developing players through the Saints Academy….
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Tuesday 3 June 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: the matildas

Ally Van Schilt
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  Join Lip’s Ally Van Schilt for her new fortnightly column for all things women’s sport! Every four years, sporting mad Australians go into a frenzy about the FIFA World Cup, the Australian team’s chances, the green and gold gear comes on in force, and sporting channels tend to be watched in all hours of…
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