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
Alyssa Healy - Keeper’s Hands, Bowler’s Feet
4 days ago
Alyssa (we’re sure we pronounced that correctly) Healy joined Shannon and Fiona to talk through her career; from playing with the boys, causing waves when she was selected for Barker first XI as a 16-year-old, to where she is now amid the women’s sport tidal wave and playing professionally for the Lendlease NSW Breakers (who continue to dominate the WNCL), Sydney Sixers and Southern Stars. Of cricket pedigree, Healy says she didn’t really notice her uncle was that famous - even distracting him on the fence while warming up for Australia - but she now keeps for Australia too and she talked the girls through the wicky pose, training for it and holding the stance throughout an innings. They talk about being part of a so-called “power couple” of cricket and Australian sport, managing a relationship - with husband Mitchell Starc - alongside two very busy schedules and what her plans are when the time comes to hang up the gloves and call time on cricket. (Is anyone here a marine biologist?!) Fingers are crossed that more Test matches will come to the women’s game so the baggy green can be worn more by females!