The official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia. Our mission is to protect the integrity of sport and the health and welfare of those who participate in Australian sport. Hosted by Tim Gavel, this podcast provides listeners with an opportunity to learn about integrity issues through athletes, coaches and administrators talking about contemporary and historical moments.
Building the Matildas’ legacy with Michelle Heyman
Former Matilda Michelle Heyman is featured in the latest episode of our podcast On Side.
Michelle played for Australia 61 times between 2010-2018, booting 20 goals before a series of injuries forced her to retire from international duties in 2019.
When Cortnee Vine’s penalty kick hit the back of the net against France, the whole of Australia roared as one. The recognition and support was a long time coming, says the former Australian striker.
“This is something that I think every single Matilda or every single female athlete has wanted for such a long time, she says. “To see something so special like our World Cup, to see those numbers, to see the amount of people in the stands on home soil is incredible. We've pushed for this. We've tried to sell our brand for a very long time.”
She says the support the team received from other sporting teams – men and women - was incredible.
“Seeing the Boomers with all their jerseys on and changing the time of their game just so they could watch the girls, that's something special.”
The W-League all-time record goal-scorer also talks about the Matildas' inspiring run to the semis, the growth of female sport and what keeps driving her on the pitch.
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The evolution of Para sport w/ Ella Sabljak and Richard Nicholson
Featuring Paralympians Ella Sabljak & Richard Nicholson, the latest episode of our podcast On Side explores the evolution of Paralympic sport in Australia. It also discusses the need to include Paralympic voices in the decision making, along with the role Paralympic sport can play as a vehicle for greater social inclusion and to understanding disability.
Safeguarding our sport: collaboration for impact w/ Prof. Daryl Higgins, Kait McNamara & Emma Gardner
The latest episode of our podcast On Side looks at the issue of safeguarding participants of sport. It discusses the findings of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study and what it means for sport, and the work done as a result of Sport Integrity Australia’s review of the Western Australian Institute of Sport’s Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Program.
The Gamechangers: race, inclusion and education with Patrick Johnson & Caitlin Basset
In this edition of On Side, Patrick talks about his role in helping to develop an agency and a sporting landscape that is culturally capable, respectful and engaging. We also talk to former Australian Diamond captain and world champion Caitlin Bassett who, too, has recently taken up a role at Sport Integrity Australia as an Athlete Educator.
Sport on notice ft. legal experts Richard Young and Adair Donaldson
In the latest episode of our podcast On Side, esteemed lawyers Richard Young and Adair Donaldson provide incredible insights into their roles, including on anti-doping and abuse cases.
A global discussion: supplements in sport and the education challenges
Guests: Dr Sian Clancy, Alexis Cooper, Kelsa Ferguson, Cassie Fien and Nick Paterson In this episode of On Side we discuss the dangers of supplements and the importance of education in anti-doping to prevent inadvertent doping due to supplements.
There is no other podcast like this one. So informative of anti-doping especially in Australia, as well as covering some of the biggest topics in the doping world of sport.