Sporting clubs have often been described as the ‘heart and soul’ of rural communities, and can play a key role in shaping positive community attitudes and behaviour. In this series of discussions, Rachael Mackay from Women’s Health Goulburn North East and Felicity Munro from Sport North East talk to local community members about all things gender equality and sports.

 

 

 

Rachael and Felicity playing footy
The Great Game co-hosts Rachael Mackay and Felicity Munro, warming up away from the microphone.

Co-host Rachael Mackay

With a background in social and community work Rachael Mackay has worked with Women’s Health Goulburn North East for 13 years. Rachael is a trainer/facilitator in gender equity who is passionate about promoting conversations which challenge individuals and communities to transform and strengthen people’s lives. The Great Game podcast has given Rachael the opportunity to combine her love of sport, her commitment to gender equality and her love of talking to people. Rachael’s current participation in sport is as uber-driver to and from her children’s sporting commitments!

 

Co-host Felicity Munro

Felicity Munro is a project coordinator at Sport North East working in the sport and active recreation sector with a strong focus on community club development, sustainability, women in leadership and gender equity in sport. Felicity has a strong background in grassroots sport being involved with various community clubs across Victoria spanning 20 years. She has been a club president twice, has built a club from scratch and currently sits on the AFL Vic Country Masters board as secretary. Felicity also owns and operates a fitness facility, is an Exercise Scientist (Rehabilitation) specialising in older adults, women’s health and physical activity for disability.

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