EQUAL THE CONTEST
5PM SAT 17TH JUNE
When the rules exclude you, rewrite them.
When a filmmaker joins a new local women’s footy club in central Victoria, a simple desire to play becomes a complex journey of inclusion and belonging. An unexpected turn of events means the team has to fight to play. Their campaign challenges age-old traditions and joins the wider movement for gender equity.
"Maybe this is bigger than just a couple of women and gender diverse people having a kick. Maybe we've got an opportunity here to make real change."
ALANA WEARNE, CLUB VICE PRESEIDENT
"AFL Victoria are doing a lot of work in supporting coach development across
Victoria... We've got a bit of catch up to do, the men have got to play our great
game for a really long time and it's great that there's some really good funding and some really good initiatives that are helping to support the growth and evolution of women in football."
NATALIE WOOD, AFLW coach Essendon
Director: Mitch Nivalis
Producer: Tony Coombs and Mitch Nivalis
2023 Australia Feature doc