The Coathanger is a show and podcast where we tackle women's footy with a Sydney View.
Host, Fiona Lamb is a footy fan and is passionate about women's football as a platform for empowering women and engaging the public in reducing violence against women.
Coach Kiwi played her 250th match in 2017, and since then has spent more time on the coaching sidelines. She has 30 years of coaching experience and is 2020 midfield coach for the Collingwood VFLW club.
Tracey Kick is a five time premiership coach in AFL Sydney, former state women's coach and AFLW assistant coach in season 2018 at the GWS Giants.
Nat Morgan's has always believed chicks can and should play footy and the very first Best and Fairest award in the Sydney Women's AFL "SWAFL" competition was named in her honour.
Emma Phillips played 170 games for Melbourne Uni then moved to Sydney and playing for the UNSWES Bulldogs under Tracey Kick. Em is a passionate believer in football as a place for women and girls to develop confidence and self-belief.
Season 5 Comes To An End!
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In our penultimate episode our grand final review shows that we CAN have nice things! We talk player retirements and Sharni's change of heart about the affordability of the league. We tip our Best & Fairest and Rising Star ahead of the W awards. We pay tribute to Peter Holden - friend of the pod - and WARF Radio's podcast which is taking a long (possibly permanent) pause, send a cheerio to Donnie Hess of Donnie's Disposals, and a shout out to Sean Elliot of the Collingwood Cheer Squad who is organising a walk from the Holden Centre to the MCG on ANZAC Day. Finally, we preview next week's episode - our last for AFLW Season 5, where we will take a deep dive into the Sydney comp.
And then there were 2
We look at highlights from the preliminary finals and celebrate the women's voices heard in commentary on the weekend. Our tipping comp results are in! Prizes coming your way! Foundation teams vs expansion teams: is the disparity ok for now and for the future of the game? And we applaud Melbourne football club's announcement of their new President - Kate Roffey, (currently the vice president). She is the first female president for Melbourne and is the 22nd for the club. Finally, The Coathanger Team give their predictions for the Grand Final. We are not all in agreement!
Finals Footy - Pies and Dees are through to the Semis!
We review the Qualifying Finals, preview and commit our predictions for next week's semi finals, and congratulate Kiara Bowers on her AFLCA award. Shout out to Kaitlyn Ashmore who is the first player to reach 40 AFLW games, and acknowledgement to Emma Kearney who took a knee during the anthem. And as for our tipping comp - get in touch! Everyone could be a winner at this rate!
She's been doing it all day, Ump
Coach Kiwi chats to Tope Adepoyibi about her experience as an umpire. Em chats to Tait Mackrill, friend of the pod, about the Giants' approach to the 2021 season and her individual gains this year. There are questions, but not many answers, about our tipping comp. And we look at highlights from Round 9 the ultimate, the last round in the Home and Away competition for Season 5. For the best Harbour Views in Women's Footy, "Tune in to The Coathanger"
We discuss gendered language in women's football. And why "girl up" is maybe not the best expression, and "ruck" is better than ruckman and ruckwoman. We argue both sides of the issues around expansion of the league and update our Tipping comp with a hint about the prizes available in the Coathanger Showbag. As always we share our highlights from Round 8 and check out that ladder. And by the end of the show, Fi has accepted that GWS MAY NOT make it to finals...For the best harbour views in women's footy, "Tune in to The Coathanger"
Didn’t know they understood footy in Sydney?
Unique perspective on footy that is entertaining and informative - love it!! Coach Kiwi seems to have insider intel which I take very seriously and Fi has great vocal capabilities which I also take seriously😊
Great female footy chat
Very glad to see the team back for a second season. Well informed discussion of women’s footy from a Sydney/NSW perspective, something sorely needed.
Great weekly wrap up of the AFLW games. Panel are informed, passionate and funny. Nat Morgan is my personal highlight of each episode.How about continuing throughout the year, AFL news or women in sport?