A must for every sports fan: take a trip down memory lane or discover these extraordinary women’s journeys to reach the top
Nonfiction | General readership
Paperback | 250x215mm |
154 pages | A$39.95
WILD DINGO PRESS
ATHLETES FEATURED IN THE BOOK:
Victress: Women who paved the way in Australian Sport
Corinne Hall & Michael Randall
Victress: Women who paved the way in Australian Sport is an ode to some of Australia’s most cherished female athletes who, not just through achievements in their chosen sport, but through their unwavering conviction and commitment to women’s sport, blazed a trail for their sisterhood.
From legends like Dawn Fraser and Cathy Freeman, to the new breed of powerful sportswomen like Ellyse Perry and Tayla Harris, each athlete is honoured thanks to Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Big Bash League cricketer Corinne Hall’s unique artistic talents. Inspired by these incredible women, Corinne takes readers on a journey into the lives of each athlete through her stunning drawings and her authentic tales.
From personal interactions with the athletes, to recalling where she was when watching some of the iconic events that made them household names, Corinne provides a fresh but relatable perspective on how each has left an indelible mark on the exponential growth of sport for women.
“I started thinking about all those pioneers, the [female] athletes who paved the way for future generations through their own sacrifice and dedication to their sport, despite receiving little or no remuneration or acknowledgment,” Corinne said. “The athlete’s graceful and enthusiastic response to being included in the book highlighted what an extremely supportive sporting landscape we have for women in Australia. One woman’s success is very much every woman’s success.”
Kindness is key for Corinne, who has ensured funds from the book will be directed back into grassroots women’s cricket, along with helping charitable organisation, The Kindness Factory, spread its positive message. In keeping with the kindness theme, athletes have provided their own stories of kindness, unearthing the special role simple acts have played in their lives.
EVONNE GOOLAGONG CAWLEY
LYDIA LASSI LA