‘Balancing Acts: Women in Sport’ book launch speech – ‘My Favourite Moment in Sport’

As part of the Melbourne launch of the book, Balancing Acts: Women in Sport, at Readings on Friday night, Kasey was honoured to be invited along with four other of the book’s contributors to share a story relating to the theme, ‘My favourite moment in sport’ to celebrate the book as well all of our general love of sports. This is her story.

Book Launch – Balancing Acts: Women in Sport (11th of May)

“Balancing Act” looks at the experiences of women around sport and its culture. Readings in Carlton will launch the book next Friday (11th of May) featuring pieces by Almanac editor Kasey Symons and a raft of other talented women. Read on for more details on how to attend and/or purchase the book with a discount.

AFLW Grand Final: A Day in the Life

A late change to Kasey Symons’ plans via The Guardian meant the Western Bulldogs’ win was observed from Princes Park’s spartan press box, but there was plenty of time afterwards to share the pure elation with some premiership stars and sidelined captain, Katie Brennan

Konrad Marshall at the Sportswriter’s Festival: I’ve got a lot to learn…

Kasey Symons went along to hear Konrad Marshall, author of “Yellow & Black: A Season With Richmond” speak at the Sportswriter’s Festival. Could she write a similar book about the team she loves? How do you overcome your bias when writing? Could she write about another club?

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Post-match with Aasta O’Connor

Kasey Symons spent some time with Aasta O’Connor following the Doggies’ last gasp win into the AFLW Grand Final, with a cameo from a favourite son of the West

AFLW Round 6 – Carlton v Melbourne: Post Game with Paxy

Kasey Symons caught up with Melbourne mid-fielder Karen Paxman in the rooms after her Dees defeated the Blues on Sunday afternoon.

Pride in the AFLW: Interview with Bulldog Hannah Scott

Kasey Symons catches up with Hannah Scott after the Bulldogs’ huge win against Carlton in the AFLW Pride match at the Western Oval last night.

Family Pride: Sophie Conway’s Pack

Kasey Symons catches up with Brisbane Lion Sophie Conway and her father John after the Round 3 game against Carlton and writes this very touching story.

AFLW Round 3 – Collingwood v GWS: Post-match interview with Amanda Farrugia

GWS scored a solid on-the-road win against Collingwood and then their Irish recruit Cora Staunton (broken nose and all) introduced her friend, Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan, who spoke glowingly of the women and the impact they are having. Kasey Symons was in the rooms to take it all in and caught up with Giants captain Amanda Farrugia to get her reaction to the performance.

AFLW Round 2 – Fremantle v Collingwood: The Perfect Housewarming

Kasey Symons can put rivalry behind her to offer support to ‘Team Women’s Football’. [Good to see the toys stayed in the cot Kasey – JTH]

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Ticketing 101

Kasey Symons is easily seduced by marketing (as her story suggests!) It’s why she got to the AFLW season-opener so early. This is the story of her night.

A Sports Writer’s Pre-season: trying to be a better advocate for women in sport

On Day 1 of the AFLW season, Kasey Symons explains why she feels a responsibility to become even more of an advocate for women in sport – whether they be players, supporters or even writers.

Almanac Women’s Footy: A new season of footy, a new season of writing

Kasey Symons’ connection to women’s footy has come through writing (and through the game itself of course). She is looking forward to AFLW2018. And to her role at the Almanac as coordinating editor during the AFLW season.

Loving Kobe Bryant: a complicated affair

Kasey Symons loves Kobe Bryant (in a sporting sense), but can’t overlook the dark shadow on his career.

AFLW State Of Origin Re-cap

The Big V torched the Allies in the AFLW State of Origin match at Docklands. Kasey Symons was on hand to take it all in.

AFLW Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: The Footy Gods have their say

A devastating injury to Kate Sheahan dampened the mood of Kasey Symons.

AFLW Round 3 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Winter is coming

Passionate Bulldogs supporter Kasey Symons witnessed both her teams lose in the same wintery day. But that didn’t diminish her fire.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: This was no exhibition match

Kasey Symons was at Ikon Park on a very special night. As she points out, “This was no exhibition.” In a fiercely contested, physical game the Blues were the winners. As was footy, sport and life.

10 random thoughts from a West Coast fan

Round 1 of the 2016 AFL Season, Kasey Symons a West Coast fan has 10 things on her mind

NAB Challenge | West Coast v Essendon: Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again

Even NAB Challenge games can evoke memory and the importance of memory in following footy. Kasey Symons is “thoroughly look forward to being completely surprised by it all over again in 2016 because my, my, just how much I’ve missed it.”