Women’s football: past, present and future

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 06:30 PM


St Kilda Library
150 Carlisle St
St Kilda, Vic 3182
Google map and directions

The City of Port Phillip invites you to join Associate Professor Rob Hess for an ‘After Dark’ presentation and discussion about women’s football as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.

Associate Professor Hess has written extensively about female participation in football and has spoken about the phenomenon on television and radio and to conference audiences across the country. He is the co-author of Play On! A Hidden History of Women’s Australian Rules Football and a member of the HCV Board.

At this event you will hear stories of the talented, dedicated and proud women – including more ‘senior’ players - who, over the past century, have made Australian Rules football a truly national game. You’ll also gain insights into the current state of the game and discover the athleticism, hard work and resilience that has kept the women’s game alive.

This event is free but bookings are required: click HERE for details.

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