Episodes
Training through injury, body shaming and delayed puberty were just some of the challenges that faced retired gymnast Stephanie Moorhouse throughout her career from the age of 4 to 18. At the height of her career, Steph would train up to 40 hours per week which saw her win a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships and compete at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Steph joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the demands on young gymnasts who peak in their...
Published 07/16/21
President of the Richmond Football Club, Peggy O’Neal, wants support for women and girls to pursue careers in sport, on and off the field.  Peggy became a Richmond Football Club member after moving to the suburb from the USA and developing a love for the sport and the Club. She’s progressed from being a member, to sitting on the Richmond board, to becoming the AFL's first female president. In that time, she’s seen the establishment of Richmond's AFLW side and the men’s first premiership win...
Published 06/24/21
CEO of Netball Victoria and Melbourne Vixens, Rosie King OAM wants to see the Suncorp Super Netball competition expand and provide more opportunities for elite netballers. Rosie has held leadership roles in some of Australia and New Zealand’s largest companies, but it’s Netball Victoria where she’s been able to have the greatest impact on women’s sport. Rosie joins host Sam Squiers to discuss getting her first taste of CEO leadership at the Geelong Football Club, changing misconceptions...
Published 06/17/21
Marquee AFLW player Sabrina Frederick wants her sport to professionalise. Sabrina fell in love with AFL after moving from England to Western Australia as a kid but was shocked to learn she couldn’t play Australia’s national sport at the top level. To continue playing, Sabrina joined the women’s team when she was in her early teens and moved across the country to play for the Brisbane Lions in the first season of the AFLW.  Sabrina joins host Sam Squiers to discuss finding her love for the...
Published 06/10/21
Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw wants the women’s game to become professional. Growing up as the only girl in the boys’ team, Ali was told she had no future in the sport so she never imagined she could turn rugby league into a career. Ali joins host Sam Squiers to discuss fighting for the growth of the women’s game, why it’s important for young boys to look up to female athletes and how a photo of her kissing her girlfriend on the sidelines ended up in the paper. See...
Published 06/03/21
100m hurdle champion Liz Clay wants more pathways for young athletes trying to make a career in athletics. Breaking her foot before the 2014 World Junior Championships forced Liz Clay to stay on the sidelines, missing a crucial event for her progression as a junior athlete and foreshadowing her injury-plagued career. Liz joins host Sam Squiers to discuss moving from Sydney to the Gold Coast to be coached by hurdles legend Sharon Hannan, the media coverage of athletics compared to team...
Published 05/27/21
Queensland Firebird Jemma Mi Mi wants to see Indigenous culture embedded into netball every day of the year, not just during the Indigenous Round.  As the face of Suncorp Super Netball’s 2020 Indigenous Round, Jemma wanted to be on court, not on the bench. But as the minutes passed by, Jemma (and the rest of Australia) realised she wouldn’t get to play a minute of the game, sparking an important conversation about netball’s record with their Indigenous players.  Jemma joins host Sam Squiers...
Published 05/20/21
Accidentally qualifying for the national bobsleigh team two years before the 2018 Winter Olympics changed the course of Ash Werner's sporting career. Ash joins host Sam Squiers to discuss leaving behind a successful career in Rugby 7's to take a chance on bobsleigh, missing out on the 2018 Winter Olympics (despite qualifying) and the concussion that rocked her for over two years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/13/21
Growing up in a small town in Trinidad & Tobago, NSW Swifts goal shooter Sam Wallace never imagined she'd be living and playing in Australia. Sam joins host Sam Wallace to discuss playing college basketball in the USA (and why she gave it up to move home to Trinidad), the surprising intensity of Swifts' training and losing her Dad a few days after winning the 2019 Suncorp Super Netball grand final. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/29/21
Two years before the Rio Olympics Chloe Dalton Googled "list of Olympic sports" and switched from professional basketball to the Australian Rugby 7's team to take a chance at  winning a gold medal. Chloe joins host Sam Squiers to discuss achieving her Olympic gold medal dream, managing anxiety and insomnia alongside professional sport and what she wants to achieve with The Female Athlete Project. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/15/21
Coming second in the 100m backstroke final at the Rio Olympics made Emily Seebohm realise a Gold medal wasn't going to change her life. Emily joins Sam to discuss her battle with endometriosis and an eating disorder, overcoming Swine Flu before the Beijing Olympics and the pressure of staying in the Australian swim team when the whole world is watching. If this episode brought up any issues for you and you want to talk to someone about it, you can call The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33...
Published 04/01/21
Muruwari woman Ash Gardner is the second Indigenous woman to play cricket for Australia and her debut came sixty years after the first Indigenous woman, Faith Thomas, played in the 1950's. Ash joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the barriers facing young Indigenous people getting into cricket, winning the 2020 World Cup and the opportunities she's creating for school kids through the Ashleigh Gardner Foundation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/18/21
A casual interest in horse riding saw Jade Findlay spend her gap year working for one of the world's best eventing coaches and accidentally falling into her sport. Jade joins host Sam Squiers to discuss how eventing works, competing alongside the royal family and what could be done to better support women returning to the sport after having kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/04/21
Growing up with a rare nerve condition meant Ella Sabljak could write her own rules for what she could achieve. Ella joins host Sam Squiers to discuss falling in love with wheelchair basketball as a kid (but not getting to play until later in life), missing out on the 2016 Rio Olympics and how she's helping to make school sports more inclusive. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/18/21
As the first Indigenous woman to play beach volleyball at the Olympics, Taliqua Clancy is using her platform to create change. Taliqua joins host Sam Squiers to discuss growing up 200km from the beach in regional Queensland, learning to love beach volleyball and how it felt to see her face on the Tokyo Olympic coin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/04/21
Playing for the Matildas has been Alanna Kennedy's dream since she was ten years old. Alanna joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the changes she's noticed in the women's game since she joined the Matildas as a teenager, missing the game-deciding penalty at the Rio Olympics and playing for the Tottenham Hotspurs in the UK Super League. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/21/21
As the daughter of two World Champions canoe slalom athletes, Jess Fox has been in the water since she was six months old. Jess joins host Sam Squiers to discuss making her Olympic debut at 18, leading the way for women in her sport and how it felt to break her parents' records to become the greatest individual paddler of all time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/07/21
Before Casey Dellacqua became a household name in Australian tennis, she spent years sharing hotel beds with her teammates and using her prize money to buy her own equipment. Casey joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the financial barriers to a career in professional tennis, the concussion that forced the end of her singles career and how it felt to read comments about her weight in the newspaper. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/26/20
An off-road vehicle accident threatened not only Caroline Buchanan's career in BMX and mountain bike riding, but her life. Caroline joins host Sam Squiers to discuss competing at the BMX World Championships at nine years old, how she used breathing to stay calm during a trip to hospital with a broken sternum and punctured lung and her two year recovery to get back into sport. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/12/20
Weeks before Georgia Baker was set to pursue her dream competing overseas, she lost her dad to a sudden heart attack. Georgia joins host Sam Squiers to discuss how she grieved the loss of her dad, the accident that threatened her team’s chances at the Rio Olympics and why her best riding has come after being diagnosed with a genetic heart condition. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/29/20
A fear of rejection motivated Layne Beachley to become a world champion and determination, hard work and having the "compassion of a tiger shark" saw this dream become a reality. Layne joins host Sam Squiers to discuss what it took her to win 7 world titles, the mistakes she made on tour and how she's seen women's surfing change since she was the only girl in the water at Manly Beach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/15/20
Before Hannah Southwell played in the inaugural NRLW season, she'd already made a name for herself playing soccer and Ruby 7s. Hannah joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the pressure of being the youngest goalkeeper in the W-League, rebuilding her confidence after losing her spot on the 7s team and why you’ll never see her playing without headgear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/01/20
A wildcard entry into the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving series saw Rhiannan Iffland take out the competition and progress from a rookie to a dominant competitor in the field. Rhiannan joins host Sam Squiers to discuss how she went from performing on cruise ships to becoming a four-time world champion, rebuilding her confidence after injury and how she manages fear when she’s standing at the top of a 20-metre cliff. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/17/20
Breaking her back in an on-field collision has left Hayley Raso physically and mentally stronger than ever. Hayley joins host Sam Squiers to discuss being the only girl on her soccer team growing up, missing out on the 2016 Olympic team and how it felt to return to the Matildas after recovering from a broken back. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/03/20
Five-time Gold medallist Madison de Rozario has loved wheelchair racing since she first sat in a racing chair at 12 years old. Madison joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the rare illness that led to her wheelchair racing career, being coached by her sporting hero, Louise Sauvage, and what it means to her to be the 2020 Barbie "Shero".
Published 08/20/20