Writer and advocate for women in sport
Content strategist, writer and public speaker
Danielle Warby is a writer and advocate for women in sport and has been working to promote women’s sport since 2006. Working with elite athletes, sports organisations and the media, she’s built up the largest women’s sport network in the country.
Currently plotting her next move, Danielle was previously the editor managing of Zela, SBS’s website dedicated to women in sport; Board Director of both the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) and Womensport NSW; Community manager at Sport for Women; Strategist and content producer at The Women’s Game. She still runs Sporting Sheilas, an independent media outlet.
On the field, Danielle is a life member of The Flying Bats Women’s Football Club, as a (pretty rubbish) player for over 10 years with 7 years on the organising committee including 2 as President. The Flying Bats is now the largest lesbian soccer club in the world.
In December 2012, Danielle was a finalist in the Australian Sport Commission Media Awards for reporting on Women in Sport. Danielle received this award for her work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics for Sports Hydrant’s Sport for Women site: http://sportforwomen.com.au and was presented with the award by the Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy.
Danielle was also recently awarded the ‘Local Hero’ Legacy Award from the Federation of Gay Games for her work promoting women in sport and The Flying Bats in the LGBTI community.