July 14, 2023
Centre for Stories is excited to announce the launch of our new oral history collection produced for the State Library of Western Australia, Game Changers.
In the lead-up to Perth hosting some of the games for one of the world’s largest sporting tournaments, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, we are showcasing stories from local women who rose up against inequality and stereotypes to champion the game of soccer as far back as the 1970s.
Watch the trailer video for Game Changers below:
In the collection, we heard from elite athletes, past and present, considered to be the best in the game both locally and globally; and from community role models who are courageously making soccer more accessible and equitable for future generations of women, young girls and newcomers of all genders to the game.
Sports media journalist Kris Marano sat down and heard why self-belief, sacrifice and strength is what it takes to become a champion of soccer. The collection was produced by Luisa Mitchell from Centre for Stories and mastered by Masion Vellios.
Listen to stories from Game Changers on our website, via the State Library of Western Australia, or wherever you get your podcasts.
The Game Changers oral history collection was produced and developed by the Centre for Stories for the State Library of Western Australia. Together, we are sharing stories that reflect our state’s rich heritage, diversity and history.
Gallery images credit: Rebecca Mansell. First photo of Lydia Williams credit: Ann Odong.
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