Rise of women's sport: 2016 sport dinner

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Monday 29 August 2016

The Rise and Rise of Women's Sport: the long road to 'overnight' success

The excellence and appeal of women’s sport is finally being recognised. What is the impact on young female athletes? What does it mean for the media and for the business of sport?

Join us as we hear from leading female athletes, administrators and journalists giving their perspective on the issues.

With MC journalist Kelli Underwood, and guest speaker and panellist, Dr Susan Alberti, AC, who has championed women’s sport, most notably women’s AFL, it is sure to be a lively and informative evening.

Kelli and Susan will be joined by other female athletes and administrators for a broad ranging discussion of the issues and implications for the future of women’s sport.

Keynote speaker

Susan Alberti AC

Chair of the Victoria University Foundation and a tireless campaigner for the introduction of a women’s football league as part of her strong commitment to women in leadership.


Simone McKinnis OAM

Simone is Head Coach of the Melbourne Vixens and has a well-earned reputation as one of the greatest Australian netballers of the 1990s, recording 63 Test caps for Australia between 1986 and 1998.

Mel Jones

Australian Test Cricketer & WBBL Expert Commentator.

Associate Professor Clare Hanlon

Clare has over 25 years’ experience in sport with a particular focus on collaboration strategies to encourage women in leadership and participation in sport.


Kelli Underwood

Sport Broadcaster and Journalist, MC for the evening

Register to attend

Tickets prices are:

  • tables of 10: $1850
  • individual tickets: $195.

Bookings are now closed.

Dress code: Business attire

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29 August 2016, 6.30–9.30pm

Dress code: Business attire


City Flinders 300 Flinders Street

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Ros Casey
Director of Advancement
Advancement Office
9919 1160