Women continue to be a force for grassroots sport – as coaches, administrators, volunteers and of course participants.
Greenway Giants B Grade Womens – 2016 Best Coach Finalist
Vicki Galea has been a driving force for baseball in Australia. Fellow player Tracey Flynn wrote: “Vicki has been involved in so many events to improve the baseball association for women. She is an inspiration and has dedicated her time for many clubs and for many children to advance them through the baseball association to keep the sport alive. She is an asset to all clubs. As an older player I have been taught a lot about the sport by both Vicki and her husband and each year I see my improvement.”
Australian Women’s Ultimate (Frisbee) – 2018 Best Masters Finalist
The Flying Foxes players come from all over Australia and entirely self-fund their participation at the highest level of the sport.
In the 2016 World Championships in London the Aussies brought home the bronze medal in a nail-biting play-off against Team Japan.
Player Michelle Phillips writes: “Not only were the team high achievers, they are also all wonderful strong women who have contributed so much to our community.
“Captained by Joy Lee, this bunch of women is looked up to by everyone who knows them. They have given thousands of hours of coaching and development and mentoring to young female players around the country, and are a huge inspiration.
“Many in the team are also mothers, proving to young players that women can have the freedom to choose to keep playing for as long as they want.”