Penny Cula-Reid

Our Great Coach on this Episode is Penny Cula-Reid.

Penny is a former player who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Rules Football League Women’s competition

She has also represented Australia in the International Rules series against Ireland, as well as playing cricket at a high level.

After retiring in 2017, she was appointed senior coach of the Collingwood Women’s Football team for the 2018 season, she was coach of the year in that first year, and the year after in 2019, led her team to a premiership.

She is also credited with changing the trajectory of female sport in Australia through winning a sex discrimination case that forbid girls from playing in mixed sex teams after the age of twelve. The rules were changed and girls could continue playing until the age of 14. 

The documentary, Even Girls Play Footy, was made about the case (click here to watch).

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