The glass ceiling for women sport has been broken….and there’s no turning back.

SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION / Q & A led by Blacktown FC Executive Chairman, Bob Turner and a team of insiders.

The Matildas recent World Cup achievements have pushed women sport through the glass ceiling and galvanised Australia in respect of our female athletes and what (and how) they can achieve. In this compelling presentation one of Australia’s most successful sports marketers and coaches, Bob Turner, assembles team of insiders to explore the growing success of women in sports with unique insights and predictions. Some of the issues to be explored include:

  • ·       Pay scales.
  • ·       Marketing.
  • ·       Styles of play.
  • ·       Leadership.
  • ·       Development paths.
  • ·       And more…

The Panel

Bob Turner – is executive chairman of Blacktown FC, winners of 2022 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Championship. Bob has been actively engaged as head coach, general manager, managing director and part owner of four NBL teams and in 2010 was the driving force in the resurrection of the Sydney Kings.  In 1999 he was honoured by Basketball Australia and the NBL as a Hall of Fame inductee. His personal success as a basketball player, coach, marketer, administrator, and businessman is a unique combination in the business world and he has been actively engaged by corporate associates to present and develop a variety of issues including team building, motivation, success and leadership.

David ‘Dok’ O’Keefe Head of Women’s Football at Blacktown City and tasked with the goal of reaching NPL 1 status within three years.  Dok built the Barker College Football program and achieved a similar role with Sydney University.

Kiara Rochiax – In her second season with Blacktown City, women’s captain Kiara Rochiax is one of the best goalies in the competition, this talented athlete has many scouts watching her games.  A former Under 19 All School Australian representative, Kiara is a leader both on and off the field.

Mark Crittenden – Regarded as one of the Premier coaches in NSW, mark has led the organisation both on and off the field to establish an exceptional culture for the club.  He has been a main driver in the establishment of the Blacktown City Senior Women’s Team and assisted in building a similar culture.

Matt Lewis – The longest serving player in Blacktown City FC history, men’s captain Matt Lewis, has played a record 376 games for his club. Recognition of his contribution came with the annual Matt Lewis medal.  Matt played his youth with Blacktown City before being recruited to the Central Coast Mariners.  After leaving CCM, he returned to play for Blacktown Head of Football, Mark Crittenden.

Individual Trailblazers like Dawn Fraser, Raelene Boyle, Susie O’Neil and Cathy Freeman established the cornerstones for Australian female sports representation.  Teams like the Opals, Diamonds, Hockeyroos and Women’s Ashes team have made Australia proud on the world stage and further set the foundation stones for National integrity and success.  Now the Matildas have set new standards for women in sports everywhere!

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Venue: Blacktown Workers Club

Date: 5th September 2023

Time: 5.30pm

Tickets: FREE

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