Diversity in sports: Women in male dominated fields

CapeTalk's John Maytham speaks to sports writer at Daily Maverick, Antoinette Muller about diversity in sports, particularly women involved in sports codes dominated by men.

Raelene Castle on Tuesday became the first woman to take the position of CEO in Rugby Australia, also making her the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world.

Muller shared some of the challenges she faces as a female figure in an industry dominated by men.

I don't get disrespected as it used to be. There's just unnecessary bile that's thrown your way.

Antoinette Muller, sports writer at Daily Maverick

I don't even go to the Rugby Sevens when it's in Cape Town because you are seating right next to the drunk people and they feel the need to comment on the fact that a woman is reporting on rugby and I don't need that it is just so unnecessary.

Antoinette Muller, sports writer at Daily Maverick

To hear more of Antoinette Muller story and how she is overcoming these challenges, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Diversity in sports: Women in male dominated fields


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