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Sports journalist, Sam Squiers, speaks to elite sportswomen about their challenges, triumphs and setbacks, in an effort to get to know the person behindthe athlete and learn what it takes to get to the top of their field.

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Sports journalist, Sam Squiers, speaks to elite sportswomen about their challenges, triumphs and setbacks, in an effort to get to know the person behindthe athlete and learn what it takes to get to the top of their field.

    Gymnast Stephanie Moorhouse

    Gymnast Stephanie Moorhouse

    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 teen years, transitioning to life after elite sport and her response to the Australian Human Rights Commission report into gymnastics which revealed a culture of abuse, misconduct and bullying.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Richmond President Peggy O’Neal: The PUMA Fearless Series

    Richmond President Peggy O’Neal: The PUMA Fearless Series

    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 in 37 years. 

    Peggy joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the growth of the AFLW, creating pathways for other women to take on leadership positions in sport, and how it felt to see the Tigers win a premiership in 2017 after a 37-year drought (and two more premierships since then). 

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    • 1 hr
    Netball Victoria & Melbourne Vixens CEO Rosie King OAM: The PUMA Fearless Series

    Netball Victoria & Melbourne Vixens CEO Rosie King OAM: The PUMA Fearless Series

    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 about netball and what needs to happen for the Super Netball competition to grow.

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    • 57 min
    AFLW player Sabrina Frederick: The PUMA Fearless Series

    AFLW player Sabrina Frederick: The PUMA Fearless Series

    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 game again after two Grand Final losses, finding confidence through sport and how she rises above the negativity to be at her best.

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    • 54 min
    Rugby league player Ali Brigginshaw: The PUMA Fearless Series

    Rugby league player Ali Brigginshaw: The PUMA Fearless Series

    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.

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    • 58 min
    Hurdler Liz Clay: The PUMA Fearless Series

    Hurdler Liz Clay: The PUMA Fearless Series

    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 sports and how she’s remained motivated in spite of setbacks.

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    • 58 min

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Engaging podcast

Really enjoyed the Radio episode. Love the engaged and engaging interview style and the excellent / interesting guests!!

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I loved Ellie Cole especially but I still liked all the guests.

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