A League of One’s Own: The AFL and Women’s Sport

Time Out (Melbourne) - - THINGS TO DO -

The launch of this year’s AFL Na­tional Women’s League marked a ma­jor mile­stone for women’s sport, but how can we en­sure the suc­cess of the women’s league in the fu­ture? Can the league prove its ap­peal with spon­sors and ad­ver­tis­ing? What can other sports learn from the AFL? Hosted by sports re­porter Karen Lyon, this talk will fea­ture jour­nal­ist and au­thor Angela Pip­pos, for­mer West­ern Bull­dogs VP Su­san Al­berti and for­mer AFL com­mis­sioner Sam Mostyn in con­ver­sa­tion about the ups and downs of the league, and how the me­dia play a cru­cial part in the way women’s sport is seen, played and funded. Carl­ton co-vice cap­tain Bri Davey and mar­quee player Darcy Vescio will also share their in­sights into how they’ve man­aged to break through the so-called ‘grass ceil­ing’. Wheeler Cen­tre, 176 Lit­tle Lons­dale St, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 9094 7800. www.wheel­er­centre.com. 6.15pm. $15. Wed Apr 5.

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