At Zela, we're committed to supporting women in sport 365 days of the year. On this International Women's Day, let's take a look at some of the amazing athletes we're profiled on so far.
Sunday 24 Jul 2016
All kids dream of going to the Olympics when they grow up but only for a special few does this dream become a reality.
Ellia Green is one of those special few -- but her reality has taken shape in a way she never imagined in the years spent sprinting on a straight track from the tender age of eight.Despite being assured by her coach that she had every chance of...
Friday 22 Jul 2016
We have seen what she can do in the W-League and on an international scale, but what is it about goalkeeper Lydia Williams that we still need to know? We sent Leah Cwikel on a mission to find out.
There are a number of things I identify as. Writer. Blogger. Goalkeeper. Soda water enthusiast. Also, visually impaired. I mean, you know your vision is bad when your new optometrist makes a face and says, “Oh my…” when she first sees your...
Sunday 17 Jul 2016
From Evonne Goolagong Cawley to Cathy Freeman and Stacey Porter, Australia's indigenous sportswomen have contributed greatly to Australia's sporting success.
February in the United States is Black History Month, a time in which the achievements of African American in all facets of American life, including sport, are celebrated.  While here in Australia there is no reciprocal month, it does provide...
Thursday 3 Mar 2016
In the lead-up to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, we chat to some of Australia’s out women in sport about what it means to be open about your sexuality as an elite athlete.
Shortly after throwing support behind Athlete Ally (something I was encouraged to get involved with by Hudson Taylor and David Pocock) it became obvious to me that I should be more vocal about my own sexuality.How can I be trying to stamp out...
Wednesday 2 Mar 2016
Who says serious sportswomen need to be serious all the time? Matildas' striker, Kyah Simon puts forward her argument for keeping vegemite in the pantry.
What are you watching on TV / streaming right now?Making a Murderer.Vegemite: do you keep in the fridge or pantry?Pantry. Best soft and at room temperature, easier to spread.[instagram picture="7BMiu1xpqi"]To play me in a movie of my life I’d want...
Sunday 28 Feb 2016
It’s the most common cause of death among young Australians and yet so few of us are talking about it, so when one of the world’s biggest sports stars talked openly about suicide, naturally, she created a stir.
When one of the toughest women in sport broke down in tears mid-interview with Ellen DeGeneres, she surprised many.Not only because she is known to be one of the most effective dispatchers in the business, or because we’ve become so used to seeing...
Saturday 27 Feb 2016
After being left out of the Matildas World Cup squad, leading goalscorer Kate Gill is now continuing the fight off the pitch and championing for better conditions for all female footballers
On the day of the W-League Grand Final, just a few months after the Matildas went on strike, 42 W-League players met in a quiet room at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Leading the meeting, along with former Matildas and senior player advocates, was Kate...
Thursday 25 Feb 2016
In a parallel universe where all sports are celebrated equally, Jessica Fox would be a bona-fide superstar. Silver medallist at the London Olympics in kayaking, Fox is a three-time canoe world champion, and has booked her ticket Rio as Australia’s...
Need more impressing? Well, her parents are paddling royalty; father Richard is a ten-time world champion and mother Myriam is an Olympic bronze medallist. Quirkily, and perhaps uniquely, father and daughter can boast three successive world titles...