14 May, 2020 Last updated: 11 Mar, 2021

VicHealth’s new This Girl Can – Victoria podcast is all about women who are giving it a go and getting active no matter how well they do it, how they look or how sweaty they get

Author: VicHealth, a Victorian Government Agency that works with experts, evidence and research in health promotion


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This week, we  meet Sue who feels liberated when she  plays football.


Episode 3: Sue


“It’s never too late to try something new. It’s never too late to get up, get active and have fun.”



Sue has always loved footy. Growing up in the 70s, Sue dreamt of playing footy with the boys. Society had other ideas when she was told she couldn’t play because she was a girl.


It wasn’t until Sue’s two kids were well into primary school that she decided to focus on her own wellbeing by revisiting her physical activity dreams.


"I thought, this is my chance. I’m 53. If I don't do this now, I will never, ever get the opportunity again and I'll regret it."


In the podcast, Sue reflects on her early love of football and the importance of focusing on her own wellbeing. Be taken on a journey through the twists and turns of e’s life, leading her to the realisation that it’s never too late to find what you love to do and follow your physical activity passion.


Listen now and subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you’re listening right now.



Missed the previous episodes ?


In Episode 1, Jag shared her love for Bollywood dancing, how it makes her feel, and the ups and downs she’s faced.


In Episode 2, we heard from Karen who shares the story of the joyous release that being physical gives her, finding her new physical abilities, sexuality and motherhood.


Listen to Episode 1 and Episode 2 or search for This Girl Can – Victoria wherever you’re listening to podcasts.




For a full transcript of the podcast, click here


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