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2 August 2018 6:47 AM Australian sevens bolter Yasmin Meakes is still pinching herself

"Anything is possible, it's insane, I'm so grateful it's happened to me but it does take a lot of hard work," Meakes said. "You feel a bit stupid doing so much running but it's definitely worth it in the end. I just want to keep improving and take my opportunities to play with these girls. "I'm really enjoying the moment but there definitely is a bit of an expectation 15

26 July 2018 8:50 AM Belconnen pushing for first state league grand final since 2003

"We haven’t been in this position for a number of years. I don’t want those [recent wins] to be the highlights of the season, we want to go one better on Friday. "There’s a good vibe amongst the girls in the club. We’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain." Canberra are seeking redemption for last year's heartbreaking grand final loss and Amy Pascoe 15

25 July 2018 11:37 AM St Kilda forward Josh Bruce finds the silver lining in year to forget

"I’m pretty excited about that. It’s another thing to look forward to. Seeing [brother] Aaron with his little girls, it’s great. There will be lots of grandkids running around at Christmas so it will be really good. "I get to spend a bit of time at home with the Mrs leading up to this kid. Lucky I won’t need much sleep because I’m not playing 15

29 June 2018 8:41 AM Brumbies women inspire Canberra schoolgirls to chase rugby dreams

The inaugural Super W season is already inspiring a new generation of female players, with schoolgirls set to compete in an invitational carnival at the AIS this weekend. The carnival is the first of its kind and follows the launch of the Brumbies women's team this year as part of the Super W campaign. Female rugby participation is enjoying a massive 14

29 June 2018 5:48 AM They call Giants Netball veteran Bec Bulley the diesel engine

The former Diamonds star quickly realised the year off had reignited her passion for the game and Bulley starred for the Giants as they charged all the way to the grand final. It was supposed to be a one-year cameo out of retirement but Bulley said she was having too much fun and signed on for the 2018 season. "Having the season off when I was pregnant 12

28 June 2018 7:01 AM Swifts star O'Brien out for a year after rupturing Achilles tendon

Swifts midcourter Claire O'Brien will be out for up to 12 months after rupturing her right Achilles tendon at training in a massive blow to the club's finals aspirations. In a double blow for the Swifts, sharpshooter Sophie Garbin has been ruled out of Saturday's crunch clash with the Melbourne Vixens due to a minor foot complaint. The club is expected 16

27 June 2018 8:11 AM Super weekend of Canberra netball heading for sell-out

"There's only a couple of hundred left, I spoke to Netball NSW and they will release standing room tickets once we sell-out, but there will only be about 100 of those," Bittner said. "It’s certainly one of the biggest weekends we've [hosted] and we’ve been quite fortunate to secure the ANL finals. That hasn’t happened before. "We get pretty good traction 13

19 June 2018 8:06 AM Australian Defence Force and police women's rugby teams clash

"Every single girl here is so proud to be a part of this team and we just want to go out there and give it our best. "We definitely want to put one over the Defence because we are the cops and we think we are tougher. I'm sure they think they’re tougher but we will see who wins on the match." Both players agreed it was important to develop pathways for women 9

12 June 2018 7:02 AM Capitals star Kelsey Griffin back in green and gold at Four Nations

Goriss said although they were down on personnel, it provided an opportunity for some of the younger players to push through the ranks and represent the Opals. “There is only a limited amount of players playing in the WNBA so it gives some of the younger girls an opportunity to go and represent the Opals in a world-class tournament,” Goriss said. “It also gives 16

8 June 2018 1:09 PM List of world's richest athletes is the same old story for women

Other female athletes to make the top 100 have generally been tennis players – in fact, last year eight of the top 10 female earners were tennis players. All grand slams offer equal prize money for the men's and women's draw. In 1971, tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King became the first female athlete to earn $100,000 for a single season in any sport 14