The World Cup, women’s sport and journalism: where to from here?

We’re in the midst of one of the biggest international sporting events we’ve seen in Australia – the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

There’s unprecedented media coverage of the Matildas and the women’s game. But where are we at in the bigger picture of women in sport’s media? Will this World Cup coverage translate into a stronger media presence of other women’s sport? How far have we come and how much more work needs to be done?

Join us for this important discussion, with a stellar panel of athletes and experts.

Gabriela Garton spent two decades at the top of women’s football, representing Argentina in the 2019 World Cup and being part of Melbourne Victory’s 2021 W-League grand final win

Nana Owusu-Afriyie is an Australian and New Balance track and field athlete. She co-hosts The WattleNest show For The Glory, on the SEN App and works in sports media and broadcast. She also coaches athletics at various Victorian schools. 

Marnie Vinall is a sports journalist at The Age, who is passionate about women’s sport. She is covering the World Cup and covers the AFL, both men’s and women’s competitions.

Dr Kasey Symons is a Research Fellow in Swinburne University's Sport Innovation Research Group. Kasey's research focusses on women in sport, sports media and fan engagement. Kasey is also a co-founder of the women in sport media collective, Siren Sport and is a Melbourne Press Club Quill nominated sportswriter.

Presented with the support of South Melbourne Football Club.

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