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2016 David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change

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Registration is now open for the 2016 David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change on 20th July 2016, from 6pm to 7.15pm at Deakin Edge, Federation Square.

The David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change was established by the Deakin University Council in 2012 as a public lecture to be delivered annually by an eminent person within the industry. Past Orators include have included, Mr Andrew Demetriou, Mr Kevin Sheedy AM and Hon Jeff Kennett AC.

This year's oration will be delivered by Caroline Wilson, one of Australia's most recognised female sporting personalities. In the 35 years since Caroline Wilson has been covering football, the game has changed. Once a male domain, Caroline has played a key part in bridging the gap and breaking down barriers, proving women can win, not just play, in a man's world.

The David Parkin Oration is a free public event and all are welcome to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Caroline as she reflects on her journey sharing her triumphs and tribulations that have led to social change in a male arena.

Seats are limited and early bookings are advised. To reserve your place, please click here and follow the prompts.

Caroline Wilson has been Chief Football Writer for The Age since 1999, she is also a panellist on 3AW, Channel 9's Footy Classified and ABC's Offsiders. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules Football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. In 2010 Caroline received the Australian Sports Commission Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also won multiple Australian football media and Quill awards, two Walkley awards and in 2014 won the Graham Perkin award for Australian Journalist of the Year.

Dr David Parkin OAM is a football legend and great advocate for leadership. A sports industry mentor, he highlights and drives transferable sporting leadership skills into the corporate sector and everyday life. Parkin is renowned for the development of Deakin's Sport Coaching course, the first of its kind in Australia, affirming his commitment to sport and education.

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When: Wednesday 20 July, 2016 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Cost: FREE
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