Dr Eric Windholz, a Senior Lecturer in the Law faculty at Monash University, talks with the panel about the very important subject of transgender and intersex issues in sport. He discusses FINA, Caster Semenya and Lia Thomas.
Susie Q Ramadan didn’t start boxing until she was 26. In her fourth fight she won the Australian super-bantamweight title. Over the next fourteen years she has collected five world boxing titles including the WBF super-bantamweight title, WBF bantamweight title, IBF bantamweight title, the WBC bantamweight title and in her last fight before Covid struck in February 2020, the IBA super-flyweight title. She boasts a current record of 31 fights for 28 wins (12 by KO) and 3 losses. Her next fight is later this year.
We had the chance to speak with Leesa Catto about the new CBA for the AFLW on the podcast.
She says ‘Footy’s traditionally a winter sport…’
The Professor and the panel of the Judge and the Gelding talk with special guest Brad Johnson about his AFL career with the Western Bulldogs, being in the media and Zena Sport, the company he started with his wife that makes protective vests for women playing sport. The panel also discusses the slow reaction of the AFL to the University of Sydney’s study into female Australian Rules umpires, the ‘Greg Norman golf tour’, the long shot winner of the 148th Kentucky Derby and the number and calibre of the players that have left the Gold Coast Suns.
The panel of the Professor, the Judge, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan, Coutta and the Gelding spoke with Professor Clare Hanlon from Victoria University about issues for girls and women in sport. Paul Dalligan reviewed round 8 of the NRL, we looked at the AFL trying to take some of the $55 million owed to AFL players and putting it towards the AFLW and the Gelding gave his tips for today’s Bendigo and Bairnsdale races.
We caught up with Australian Baseball Hall of Fame member, Simone Wearne and discussed her life in baseball.
We spoke with Shaun Ryan, former AFL umpire, shortly after he retired at the conclusion of the 2020 season after 17 years, 350 games and 8 Grand Finals. A wide ranging discussion with the panel from how he started in umpiring through to the difficulty in interpreting rule changes.
Why hasn’t St Kilda FC won a premiership since 1966? Grant Thomas provides his take on what the club needs to address to make the last day in September.
Grant is well placed to comment having played 72 games for the club and coached St Kilda from 2001 until 2006. He has also written for the Age, appeared on SEN and was part of the Footy Classified panel on channel 9.
When we spoke with Aleksandra she was a Ph D student in Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University in Perth. Aleksandra or Ola for short was involved in a Concussion Recovery study (CREST) and joined the panel to talk about the effects of mild traumatic brain injury or, as it is more commonly known, concussion.
Luke came through the Penrith junior pathway and played over 350 games of rugby league for the Penrith Panthers, NSW State of Origin, Australian Kangaroos and finished his career with the Cronulla Sharks. He tasted success playing in premiership teams with both the Panthers and Sharks. He now uses his knowledge of the game in commentary for the ABC.
He spoke with Paul Dalligan about his life in rugby league.