Fair Play

From Pride to Pickleball to Potty Parity

Ameliaranne Ekenasio, netball, Silver Ferns
Ameliaranne Ekenasio

Zoe is joined by RNZ’s resident football buff Yadana Saw to discuss Pride month, assertiveness, football, netball, cricket, potty parity and also teach us Pickleball

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Fair Play, hosted by Zoe George, is a co-production of Radio New Zealand & WiSP Sports Radio

Podcast length 35′ 13″

Yadana Saw, Guest Co-Host

Yadana Saw, Guest Co-Host

This month Zoe kicks off by making the men’s World Cup football about women and their involvement, Sports Psychologist Karen Nimmo gives us some tips to being assertive, we celebrate LGBTQI + month with the Central Pulse netball team, and we find out what the heck is Pickleball. Plus of course a bit of cricket and an update on the toilets at the Basin Reserve. RNZ’s resident football buff, and fellow music geek Yadana Saw is this month’s co-host. Karen Nimmo explains assertiveness, what is it and how we make the most of it. As many of you will know June is LGBTQI+ awareness month, several sports teams and associations are doing their bit to show their support for the community. The New Zealand rugby team – the All Blacks – have started wearing black jerseys that turn to rainbows when pulled. Now the Central Pulse netball team is lacing up for the ANZ Premiership Games. Pulse and Silver Ferns shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio has been a driving force behind getting the team to wear rainbow laces. Have you ever heard of Pickleball?  Well according to the USA Pickleball Association the sport is exploding and it’s made its way to our shores. The sport, which is kind of like tennis with a twist, even has its own online channel… yes really. It was first invented in 1965 as a family game and has rules in place to even the playing field; meaning it’s a mixed gender and mixed ability sport. It arrived first in Auckland in the past few years and has now spread across the North Island with various clubs popping up. But what is it actually? And why is it one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Pickleball New Zealand co-ordinator Olga Sakey explains. And it wouldn’t be Fair Play without some mention of cricket. The White Ferns broke world records recently against Ireland, and have been doing well against England and South Africa in the recent tri-series. They did lose a couple of games, but it may better to peak in November at the World T20 competition than now. Their pool has been announced for the T20 competition that will see them play Australia, Pakistan and India.

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Photos: Ameliaranne Ekenasio (featured) and Yadana Saw supplied by guests
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