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Notes on Adelaide podcast: Changing the Game

Two top-level women’s sporting competitions reached a historic pinnacle on the weekend. In this week’s episode, we chart the rise of elite women’s Australian Rules football and T20 cricket and ask – what’s next?

Nov 30, 2022, updated Nov 30, 2022

Last weekend was a historic coming together of two key moments in women’s sport.

The AFLW premiership was decided, with Melbourne winning its first premiership, and the Adelaide Strikers claiming its first title in cricket’s WBBL.

It was a weekend of high-profile, nationally televised sport that wouldn’t have seemed likely just a few decades ago, with both sporting codes once entrenched in the nation’s mind as the pinnacle of Australian masculinity.

But women have played both sports for decades – despite little support in the past from governing bodies or the media.

That has changed – in the blink of an eye.

On the podcast this week, I’m joined by Liz Walsh, a journalist who has charted the rise of elite women’s cricket and football to discuss how far we’ve come – and where to next.

Walsh, the recently appointed editor of SALIFE magazine, is an ABC sports broadcaster and former News Corp sports reporter.

About Notes on Adelaide

Notes on Adelaide is a weekly current affairs podcast driven by the independent journalism of InDaily, CityMag and SALIFE, and produced by Solstice Podcasting.

New episodes are uploaded weekly. You can find the podcast on InDaily or on your favourite podcast app including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Listen to our previous episodes here.

 

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