2022 You can’t be what you can’t see
Six-time All Australian and captain of the AFLW Kangaroos, Emma Kearney delivered the 2022 Oration. In conversation with former AFL player and current AFLW coach Daniel Harford, they discussed topics including pay inequality and gender stereotypes with Emma revealing she nearly gave up the game for good due to the lack of opportunity.
“It wasn’t until I was 12 when I was told, ‘Emma, you can’t play football any longer’,” Kearney said.
“I distinctly remember being in the loungeroom, we were all watching the footy on TV, and it was all men. And I walked out.”