The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan discuss rushed citizenship for Olympic athletes and if that is a good thing, Gina Rinehart’s involvement with swimming and netball and whether she is a sponsor or an ‘owner’ given the level of her sponsorship. The AFLW needs an average of 3,500 spectators per game if the AFL is to give them 12 rounds plus finals in 2024 and the panel look at the appropriateness of such a pre-condition. The Gelding reviews the cricket One Day World Cup so far and Paul Dalligan says the Rugby League Pacific Championships has been good for showcasing the game in Samoa, New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji and the Cook Islands.
The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan and Coutta discuss Gina Rinehart withdrawing her $15 million sponsorship of Netball Australia and the report released during the week alleging coal, gas and oil companies are ‘green washing’ sponsorships with high profile Australian leagues. Sarah Radlow reviews AFLW round 10 and previews the final three games of the round. Paul Dalligan looks at Australia’s results at the Rugby League World Cup and the Gelding has some tips for today’s Mornington race meeting.