Research reveals over half of Australians follow women's sport

Interest has risen by almost 50% thanks to an increase in TV coverage and more positive portrayals in the media

The W-League season comes to a head on Saturday with an eagerly-anticipated, star-studded grand final to be played in Sydney. A few hours after the trophy is lifted at Jubilee Stadium, a thrilling WNBL title-deciding series will also reach a conclusion. A third AFLW season is well under way and continues over the weekend, as does the women’s Australian Open golf tournament. Next week, Australia’s champion cricketers begin a three-match ODI series against New Zealand’s women, while the second instalment of rugby’s Super W competition also gets underway.

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Source: theguardian