by Bethany Atkinson-Quinton
Her Game explores how people experience their gender in the traditionally hyper-masculine world of Australian Rules football.
Created in 2015, the podcast is a smart and insightful exploration of how sport, gender and national identity converge. Producer Bethany Atkinson-Quinton speaks to players, coaches, football club presidents, reporters and supporters. The issues might feel entrenched, but hearing from powerhouse leaders and inspirational people leaves you with a sense of hope for a more diverse and inclusive sporting culture. It’s ladies – and gender diverse folk – working towards a new and better Aussie Rules.
The series was originally produced at Melbourne’s Triple R station for the Community Radio Network, and has also featured in episodes of FBi Radio’s All The Best and Triple R’s Max Headroom.