Is Sport Safe For Gay Athletes? We Ask Anneli Maley

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Is Sport Safe For Gay Athletes? We Ask Anneli Maley

At 24 years old, Anneli Maley was named the 2022 WNBL Most Valuable Player. She’s the leading rebounder two seasons in a row and is an Opal bronze medal holder. In today’s episode, she tells us how a break from professional basketball saved her life and takes us behind the scenes of the support she receives in the WNBL as a queer player compared to the lack of public support in the men’s league. 

Plus, we talk about the Tiger Wood’s tampon joke that never should have happened and the latest update in the NRLW’s CBA. 

We also take a look around the grounds for the latest results and let you know what to watch in women’s sport this weekend. 


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Hosts: Cate Campbell & Hayley Willis

Guest: Anneli Maley

Executive Producer: Tia Ucich 

Producer: Susannah Makin

Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou 

Music by Mardi Lumsden

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