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Deakin Edge


Wednesday 20 July | 6pm - 7:15pm



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2016 David Parkin Oration: Tackling the sport of men

Join Caroline Wilson, one of Australia’s most recognisable female sporting personalities, at Deakin Edge for the 2016 David Parkin Oration.

The distinguished David Parkin Oration honours the significant contribution of David Parkin OAM to Australian society in sport, leadership and education.

In the 35 years since Caroline Wilson has been covering football, the game has changed. Once a male domain, Caroline has played a key part in bridging the gap and breaking down barriers, proving women can win, not just play, in a man’s world.

The David Parkin Oration is a free public event that looks to promote the advancement of public knowledge by exploring the challenges and opportunities for sport to act as a driver of social change. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Caroline as she reflects on her journey sharing her triumphs and tribulations that have led to social change in a male arena.

About Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson has been Chief Football Writer for The Age since 1999, she is also a panellist on 3AW, Channel 9’s Footy Classified and ABC’s Offsiders. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules Football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL’s gold media award. In 2010 Caroline received the Australian Sports Commission Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also won multiple Australian football media and Quill awards, two Walkley awards and in 2014 won the Graham Perkin award for Australian Journalist of the Year.


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