Kohli’s surprise at award for defending Smith from jeering fans

Mumbai: Virat Kohli admits he was surprised to be given the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for pleading with Indian fans to cheer Steve Smith rather than boo him last year. Kohli made headlines around the globe during the…

2019: the year the Australian public bought into women’s sport

Women’s sport made huge strides this year towards breaking down the barriers that have kept it from taking its rightful place in the Australian sporting landscape PHOTO: The Matildas were just one women’s sporting team to capture the Australian…

The Matildas are elated about this ‘momentous’ FFA pay deal. Here’s why

Matildas stalwart Elise Kellond-Knight is hailing the FFA’s landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement that closes the pay gap between the country’s men’s and women’s national teams as a life changer for the next generation…

Domestic violence survivor builds confidence to move on with help from ‘fierce’ taekwondo friends

After experiencing physical and verbal abuse, Kelly found herself in a dark place she thought she could never get out of, but that all changed when she took up taekwondo. A unique martial arts program…

Tayla Harris has been immortalised in bronze. It is a win for women’s sport

AFLW player Tayla Harris at the unveiling of a statue of her in Federation Square in Melbourne. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP The statue unveiled in Melbourne’s Federation Square is not necessarily about the AFLW player; it serves a far wider…

NRL’s ‘blokey culture’ targeted in Club Respect trial at 27 Victorian youth clubs

(ABC News: Brendan Esposito) For the NRL it’s been a disastrous off season, with allegations of violence against women reaching crisis levels. North Queensland’s Ben Barba received a lifetime ban after a video emerged of him allegedly assaulting…

‘I’m no longer proud to say I love rugby league’: The NRL’s women problem is deep-seated

Photo: Lyn Gannon says she is no longer so proud to admit she is a “diehard rugby league plan”. (Supplied: Mark Gannon) Marina Go was staggered when she realised the sheer volume of sex videos of rugby league…

Did you hear? NRL Victoria x Club Respect partnership is go!

Club Respect co-founders Mary Crooks AO (Victorian Women’s Trust) and Paul Zappa (Respect Australia) spoke to ABC News about Club Respect’s partnership with NRL Victoria. “For the NRL it’s been a disastrous off season, with allegations of violence against…

Australian sports clubs targeted to lead by example and effect social change

Club Respect co-founders Mary Crooks AO (Victorian Women’s Trust) and Paul Zappa (NIRODAH) spoke to Guardian Australia about our latest initiative Club Respect and how it will equip clubs to become places of respect and fair play.

Club Respect: A New Kind of Team

Club Respect, a new website created by the Victorian Women’s Trust and NIRODAH, will help sporting clubs of all codes and levels hit the ground running when it comes to preventing violent or abusive behaviour. Sporting clubs play a central role…