Those following the Australian Football League Women’s, (AFLW), will know Harriet as the Vice-Captain of Richmond Football Club, and the granddaughter of Don Cordner. You can read about Harriet briefly here. A lesser known fact is that Harriet Cordner is a direct descendent of one of Australia’s first women cricketers, Nellie Rae. Nellie played in the first recorded revenue-raising spectator match of women’s cricket in Australia, in Bendigo in 1874. You can read more about that story in my book Bowl the Maidens Over: Our First Women Cricketers.
Harriet filmed this presentation for the book launch, as she was unable to be there on the day. Harriet talks about what has changed since that first game of women’s cricket in 1874. Its so refreshing to see how different things are in many ways, and that Harriet has not faced the same barriers as her ancestors.
Thanks Harriet, for your fantastic presentation and for being such a champion of your sport and of other women as well.