Women who paved the way in Australian Sport

By: Corinne Hall & Michael Randall

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Victress - Women who paved the way in Australian Sport


Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman on the decision to celebrate her Sydney 2000 400m Gold Medal win with both the Australian and Aboriginal flag.

Ellyse Perry

“I really enjoy being able to wake up every day and go to training and being challenged to evolve as an athlete. I find a lot of joy in that.”

Lauren Jackson

“I guess when you’re in it you don’t really think you’re doing that well because there are just so many things happening around you, but since I retired it is definitely starting to hit home that I was OK at it. I did all right.”


Corinne Hall - Author

Corinne Hall

Using her talent for drawing, WBBL cricketer Corrine Hall has celebrated iconic sportswomen in a new book, Victress.

The Hobart Hurricanes player worked closely with journalist Michael Randall, who co-authored the book, to bring the idea for Victress to life.

Through illustrations and words, the book documents the achievements of 35 Australian sportswomen including Olympic Gold Medallists Dawn Fraser and Cathy Freeman, current-day cricket stars Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning, and household names like Ash Barty and Layne Beachley.

As a self-taught artist, Hall has illustrated each of the sportswomen featured in the book.

Michael Randall - Author

Michael Randall

Michael Randall has built a career spanning two decades as a writer, journalist, digital producer and social media whizz currently working in the sport department at Melbourne’s biggest newspaper, the Herald Sun.

Michael is proud to champion women’s sport and is eager to shine a light on great female athletes, both past and present. A lover of hoops, Michael is an avid watcher of the NBA and NBL, lives for 4 am Monday morning wake-ups for the NFL and will watch any televised cricket match.

He has also given back to the community through his committee work at his local cricket and hockey clubs, each of which he has been a member for nearly 30 years.

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