Catherine is here today with Ann Odong. For those of you who are active followers of women’s football in Australia, this will be a name that rings a bell and a loud one at that – Ann Odong.
At a time when women’s sport is starting to gain traction and attention, for over a decade, Ann has been part of a new wave of digital publishers with her website “The Women’s Game” at the vanguard of women’s football coverage.
Ann has sacrificed the better part of close to ten years in favour of covering women’s football after she discovered a gaping hole in the marketplace. Just before the 2007 Women’s World Cup rolled around Ann was trying to do research for that and she couldn’t find anything. Trying to find sources, articles and any information was really difficult.
And then in 2008 when the Westfield Women’s League came around, Ann thought why not start a website with all the information on women’s football in just one place so people who are researching don’t have to try and go to 15 different type of sites to find what they need.
At the time, Ann’s relationship with football media work began on a radio show in Perth called The World Football Program discussing the A-League with her mentor – Penny Tanner encouraging her all the way!
Coupled with what Ann describes as a ‘really shitty Macbook’ and a ‘super simple understanding of how to build a website’, The Women’s Game was born out of her bedroom in Perth, Western Australia.
After years of hard work, the website has gone on to establish itself as a leader in opinion pieces, articles and information on women’s football in Australia.
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It’s now time to tune into this one persistent, energetic and vibrant woman of inspiration. Enjoy!