This Sporting Wife
About This Show
This Sporting Wife came about because Shannon and Fiona just can't get enough of sport it seems. Not satisfied in finding themselves married to sport through work (they're not actually married to sportspeople, just sport itself), they've decided to commit their spare time to it as well. But more than it being just a hobby, it was about bringing to everyone else some of the amazing stories and personalities they've heard and met throughout their time in the industry. So often these can go untold or overlooked because of space and time limitations, but This Sporting Wife is about sitting down to talk to people with incredible tales, who have touched the Australian sports landscape during their lives, and letting them tell their stories.
Most Recent Episode
6 days ago
Can you imagine not taking a proper holiday for 10 years? That’s the reality that has faced Wallaroos captain Ash Hewson as she has used her annual leave for competitions and tournaments over the years. Not that it bothers her! Representing her country in rugby union is the most important thing for her and now she gets to captain the side as they prepare for the World Cup in Ireland in August. Ash tells Shannon and Fiona whether it’s scarier running an Australia team onto the field or turning up work as a guard at one of Australia’s toughest prisons. She talks about the reward she gets from her job and that connecting to the inmates is one of the most important parts of the job for her and how that connection can help change their course in life. She talks about what she gets up to in the very little downtime she gets, what the preps will be like heading into the World Cup, and what lies for her once sport comes to an end.