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The simple motto that sees Melbourne Storm through all kinds of weather

Brian Phelan is the player development manager at Melbourne Storm, a position he has held since 2006. For many years, Brian has been a friend of the Victorian Women’s Trust (VWT), one of the creators of Club Respect, and he is the prime example of someone who uses sport to bring people together.

More money may be pouring into women’s sport, but there’s still a dearth of female coaches

Participation in women’s sport has grown exponentially in recent years. There are 80,000 more females playing Australian rules football in 2017; females now account for 30% of all participants. And there are now 1,690 dedicated female teams – an increase of 76% on 2017 numbers.