Mother, wife, partner, daughter, sister, niece, grandmother: every woman is a Victress in her own unique and special way.
This book is an ode to some of Australia’s most-cherished female athletes who, not just through achievements in their chosen sport, but through their unwavering conviction off the field, blazed a trail for their sisterhood.
From legends like Dawn Fraser and Cathy Freeman, to the new breed of powerful sportswomen like Ellyse Perry and Tayla Harris, each athlete is honoured thanks to Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Big Bash League cricketer Corinne Hall’s unique artistic talents. Inspired by these incredible women, Corinne takes readers on a journey into the lives of each athlete through both her stunning drawings and her authentic tales.
From personal interactions with the athletes, to recalling where she was when watching some of the iconic events that made them household names, Corinne provides a fresh but relatable perspective on how each has left an indelible mark on the exponential growth of sport for women.
Kindness is key for Corinne, who has ensured funds from the book will be directed back into grassroots women’s cricket, along with helping charitable organisation, The Kindness Factory, spread its positive message.
In keeping with the kindness theme, athletes have provided their own stories of kindness, unearthing the special role simple acts have played in their lives.
A must for every sports fan, take a trip down memory lane to discover these extraordinary women’s journeys to reach the top.