Felicity Harley and Melissa Barberi, captain of the Matildas. by FELICITY HARLEY Hello, my name is Felicity. I’m 26 weeks pregnant with my first baby and I’m happy with my body… now. You see, two weeks ago I went for a routine check-up with my midwife who informed me – or I should say freaked me out – that I had gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time and I needed to take stock of my diet. “You can’t gain this amount next time you see me,” she muttered. As... more
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After studying journalism at university, Felicity kicked off her publishing career in 1998 as Entertainment Editor for Pacific Magazines’ Girlfriend magazine. In 2007, Felicity successfully launched Women’s Health magazine, boasting an impressive circulation of 75,000+ at its first audit in February 2008. It now circulates at 92,666 and has 451,000 readers per month. For the past 18 months, Felicity has appeared weekly on Kochie’s Angels on Channel 7’s Sunrise and is a regular on The Morning Show covering a plethora of subjects – from health, to weight loss, food, wellbeing, beauty and even testing her knowledge of Aussie cricketers and AFL. She also regularly appears on Today Tonight and appeared on Channel 10’s David & Kim and Fox Sports’ Open Mike. In 2008, Felicity’s personal and professional lives crossed paths with her blog, Side by Side, on the official AFL website which delved into life as a Wife and Girlfriend (WAG) of an AFL player. A year later, she continued it in the Geelong Advertiser (Felicity is married to the former Captain of the Geelong Cats now Channel 7 commentator Tom Harley). True to the Women’s Health brand Felicity is healthy and active. She’s currently studying a Diploma of Nutritional Medicine and enjoys (well, tries to) a good work/life balance, eating well, pounding the pavement, yoga and watching AFL. Of course.
“Girls just want to have fun…” commented a male friend when I asked him for a bloke’s view on lingerie football. Huh? On a footy field? In a skimpy bra and undies? With the likelihood that one of your boobs will be squashed like a sultana? So not fun. If you haven’t heard of Lingerie Football you’re about to hear a lot more. Recent news that the delightful water-skiing champ and boxer, Sydneysider Lauryn Eagle, is set to join America’s Lingerie Football League (LFL) has no doubt got a few... more
1. Women make up just 9 per cent of all sports coverage in Australian TV news and current affairs – horseracing sits at 10 per cent 2. When the men’s cricket team lost the Ashes in January, there were 25,426 media reports. When the women won, there were 2,780 3. Organisers for the London Olympics have priced tickets to female events well below their male counterparts 4. At 10 years of age, 64.6 per cent of girls play organised sport; by age 35, it’s 12.8 per cent. Why, in 2011, when gender equality is arguably at an all-time... more