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Join us for the 2021 Inaugural Women in Sport Lunch

By 10 June 2021 June 23rd, 2021 No Comments

Unfortunately, due to the developing COVID-19 situation in Sydney we’ve had to postpone the event. We’re working on setting a new date for this fantastic event and will contact all ticket holders when this is locked in. Keep checking back for further updates.

Calling all sports fans! It’s time to lace up your boots or grab your surfboard. The Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation and Ambassador Paula Duncan AM are excited to invite you to our inaugural Women in Sport Lunch, presented by Nova Employment. 

This fundraising lunch is hosted by writer, comedian and AGCF Ambassador Jean Kittson. She’ll be interviewing a panel of some of Australia’s most inspirational sportswomen, including: 

Layne Beachley AO
Layne is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. As a 7 time World Championship surfer, she now travels the world sharing her stories about sustaining success, overcoming challenges and maintaining a winning mindset. Layne is also the Founder and Director of her own foundation, Aim For The Stars, Chairperson of Surfing Australia and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Liz Ellis AO
Liz is one of Australia’s highest profile elite athletes and most successful netballers ever. She was captain of the Australian Netball Team and Sydney Swifts and surpassed the record for most test matches played for Australia. Now Liz is a Suncorp Super Netball commentator, co-host of Sports Sunday on the Nine Network, a regular on The Project on Channel 10 and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Michelle Payne OAM
Michelle Payne is the first and only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most prestigious horse race. She was also the first female to receive a Chairman’s Award and be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Since then, Michelle has been recognised around the world for her achievements. Her deeply inspiring autobiography has been made into a major motion film and she was awarded an Office of the Order of Australia in 2021. 

Shanice Parker
Shanice Parker is a young Australian Rugby League footballer playing for Sydney Roosters in the NRL Women’s Premiership and North Sydney Bears in the NSWRL Women’s Premiership. Recently she represented the Māori All Stars. Shanice has also represented Australia in rugby union as part of the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games and then as a Wallaroo.  

There will also be a special performance from Australian singer-songwriter Paulini. 

This promises to be an inspiring afternoon for an important cause, with all proceeds funding research that will save lives. Women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every two hours, so it’s more important than ever to find new ways to screen, treat and conquer gynaecological cancers. 

We look forward to seeing you at this incredible event. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors Nova Employment, VDG Services, Whiteley Corporation, Your Local Club, Norths Collective and The Epping Club.

Event details
Thursday 24 June
12pm – 3pm
Doltone House, Darling Island

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities to contact Fran on 0410 664 564.