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Thursday 14 July 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: on representation in coaching

Danielle Croci
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    Why is it such a familiar sight to see coaching and administration in women’s sport still made up predominantly of men? What does this mean for the women trying to break into this industry? I got thinking about this after discussions on Twitter about Carlton choosing Damien Keeping as their coach for the…
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Thursday 12 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a mother’s duty

Danielle Croci
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Sunday was Mothers’ Day. As with any holiday or event, brands and companies jumped at the chance to make reference to the day in an attempt to stay relevant. Sporting teams and leagues were no different, and Mothers’ Day brought a plethora of posts thanking mothers for their contribution to sport. A nice sentiment, right?…
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Thursday 28 April 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: why retreating from AFL is not the answer

Danielle Croci
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Side by Side is Danielle Croci’s new fortnightly sport column. This is the first instalment. Be sure to check in with Lip regularly to get more of Danielle’s insights on gender issues in games and fitness – across varying codes and abilities. ‘To my horror, my six-year-old daughter recently announced that she’d like to watch AFL.’ Kasey…
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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Sport

inaugural women’s big bash league a success for women’s sport in australia

Danielle Croci
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  The inaugural Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) has drawn to a close for the summer, and has been hailed as a success for women’s sport and health in Australia. The Sydney Thunder took out the title at the MCG in front of more than 5,000 fans, and more via its live broadcast on television….
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Thursday 28 January 2016
Sport

it’s dude time: the absence of women in sports coverage

Danika Kimball
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Last year, more people watched the women’s FIFA World Cup on TV than ever before, with over one billion viewers tuning in worldwide over the course of the event. The record figures seemed to be indicative of women’s rise towards parity with men in televised sports coverage, but recent studies performed by the University of…
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Tuesday 1 September 2015
Featured Feminism Sport

what we really talk about when we talk about tennis

Shannon Clarke
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  After Stan Wawrinka bowed out of his second round match against Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup, I wondered if they’d shake hands. The post-match handshake is sacred but it can convey either deep respect and friendship or stewing loathing and passive aggression. They did shake hands, likely because Wawrinka hadn’t heard the comment…
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Saturday 20 June 2015
News

matildas advance to the round of 16 in FIFA women’s world cup

Danielle Croci
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  After surviving the so-called ‘group of death’, Australia’s Matildas are through to the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup in Canada. However, they’ll have to face soccer superstars Brazil if they want to reach the quarter-finals. This is a step forward for women’s sport in Australia, but there’s still a long way…
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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 9 September 2014
Get Involved

the brisbane heat joins forces with ovarian cancer australia to raise awareness of the disease

Alexandra Van Schilt
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The Big Bash League and the Brisbane Heat have teamed up with Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) to drive a month-long campaign to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer, one of the biggest silent killers among women. In 2014, it is estimated that approximately 1470 Australian women will be diagnosed with the cancer, but many…
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Monday 1 September 2014
Featured

universities, sexual assault and the trouble with “bad apples”

Shannon Clarke
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Late last month, police in Thunder Bay, a small city in northwestern Ontario, Canada charged two students from the University of Ottawa hockey team with sexual assault. Both men, David Foucher, 25, and Guillaume Donovan, 24, were in Thunder Bay for an away game against Lakehead University when they allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old woman. 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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