For many years netball has been the number one women’s sport in Australia. But in 2017, something happened that could possibly change things forever. The launch of the AFL Women’s league has seen many female athletes leaving the netball circuit to join the new comp.
Australian journalist and author Angela Pippos said that even though she loves the sport of netball, she’s happy to see our society change and celebrate this new sporting landscape. For Pippos, covering the first ever AFLW match was one of the highlights of her career.
Sarah Hosking is one of the many talented netball players who decided to dedicate their sporting career to football. She backed herself and her footy abilities and it paid off. Sarah was drafted 19th overall by the Carlton football club in the first AFLW draft. She then exploded onto the women’s football scene. Hosking developed into one of the most promising midfielders in the competition in just six months.
“Sarah’s ability to impact within, as well as on the outside of the contest, make her a critical weapon in our search for midfield dominance,” said senior women’s coach Damien Keeping.
My Life As… A Footy Pioneer
In this episode we revisit the early days of the AFLW and the several factors that made it the success that it is today. Join AFLW stars Sarah Hosking and Katie Brennan as well as journalist Angela Pippos in this tribute to women football.
Episode Length: 4:13 minutes
Sport: Australian Rules Football (AFLW)
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on February 1, 2018