Women’s sport is booming in Australia. With the expansion of the national Netball competition, launch of AFLW, and an NRL Women’s Premiership on the way there has never been a more exciting time to be a young woman playing sport.
But none of this has happened easily. It has taken a lot of work from a number of Australians to finally put women’s sport onto the radar.
One of those people is Angela Pippos.
When Angela Pippos moved from Adelaide to Melbourne to begin her career in sports journalism in 1997, things were very different.
Pippos quickly forged her way in a male-dominated environment. She became one of very few female sports TV presenters in the late 90’s and early 00’s.
Despite Pippos’ brilliant work in her early days as a journalist, it quickly became apparent to her that many news outlets didn’t view women’s sport as “newsworthy”.
In her book Breaking the Mould she details the transformation taking place in Australian sport that has seen sportswomen breaking through the “glass ceiling” and competing for a fair go.
My Life As… A Woman in Sport
In this edition of our web doco series My Life As… we catch up with Angela Pippos to rate the present status of women in sport. The episode also features interviews with Aussie sport pioneers Susan Alberti and Chelsea Roffey.
Episode Length: 5:13 minutes
Sport: Australian Rules Football (AFLW)
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on March 1, 2018