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Editorial – Sport and Human Rights (March 2013)

Right Now kicked off the month of March with our sport and human rights theme. Paul Oliver explains how, contrary to what you might expect, sport and human rights are closely connected. He tells us why sport can be an effective tool to address discrimination, encourage respect, and promote social cohesion and equality. Marking Right […]

AFL game and crowd

Taking the mark: homophobia and the AFL

“I figured out that I was gay when I was about 12 or 13 years old,” Ball said. “I fought it for a very long time, and it took me quite a while to come to terms with it because I felt that I would be letting my … community down.” Jason developed his football […]

Muslim Women Kick Goals

By Amna K-Hassan This article is part of our March theme, Sport and Human Rights. It’s also part of a series of articles looking specifically at the role of women in sport. “Football doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” This was the inscription on the medallion given to every player at the end of our […]

Photo of Peta Searle assistant coach of VFL side Port Melbourne

Peta Searle – Coach at Port Melbourne Football Club

Peta Searle is an assistant Australian Rules football coach with VFL club Port Melbourne. Peta was the first Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL) coach to coach a team (Darebin Falcons) to five consecutive Premier Final wins and the first female coach in the TAC with the Western Jets. She was also the first head coach […]