Girls Only Project

Girls Only Project

www.girlsonlyproject.org
A podcast about all things women in sport. We share athletes stories from around the world as well as tackle the real issues girls and women face, be it body image, mental health or inequality.


Zintle Mpupha
Jul 29 • 34 min
Zintle is the SA Women’s Rugby 7’s team captain.Zintle also played cricket and rugby for Border.Zintle has had to make some tough decisions in her career but has always stuck to her gut and followed her dream!Zintle had some great insight into women’s…
Caroline Burckle
Jul 15 • 49 min
Caroline has an extensive list of achievements! To name a few she was NCAA swimmer of the year in 2008, broke the oldest standing NCAA record in the 500 yard freestyle. During her 4 year varsity career she received 23 All American Honours and of course…
Iris Slappendel
Jul 1 • 39 min
Iris is a former Dutch professional road cyclist and Dutch National Champion. Iris is a strong advocate for equality in road cycling and has been doing some amazing work within women’s cycling to help achieve the equality we all want to see! She is the…
Sarah Ferguson
Jun 17 • 48 min
Sarah Ferguson started off swimming in the pool but has since transitioned to open water and has not only swum the challenging Kaiwi Channel in Hawaii, but also holds the Guinness World Record for being the FIRST PERSON EVER to swim non-stop around…
Lee Persse Part 2
May 31 • 25 min
Kirsten Van Heerden speaks to our host Lee Persse!She shares her journey to 2 Olympic Games as well as life after and her journey with the transition out of rowing.Lee has important things to say about Mental Health and is passionate about sharing her…
Lee Persse Part 1
May 27 • 26 min
Kirsten Van Heerden speaks to our host Lee Persse!She shares her journey to 2 Olympic Games as well as life after and her journey with the transition out of rowing.Lee has important things to say about Mental Health and is passionate about sharing her…
Megan Mackenzie
May 12 • 51 min
It’s not everyday you get to chat to one of the top trail runners in the world!Meg is such an inspiration and gives some great advice and insight into failure and not letting it get you down or define you as a person.Meg is a great role model and speaks…
Sigi Burger
May 6 • 52 min
It was great to catch up with SA Netball star Sigi Burger!Even with the serious injuries she has faced, Sigi has managed to stay positive and motivated to continue to reach her goals!Listen to hat she has to say about over coming dissapointment and…
Sinalo Jafta
Apr 29 • 45 min
After the amazing result from the SA Women’s cricket team at the recent Cricket World Cup it was great to chat to Sinalo Jafta.Sinalo never let anyone tell her she can’t do something and has always been determined to prove people who don’t believe in…
Alice Mayne Part 2
Apr 23 • 41 min
Alice Mayne is not only a very good friend of mine, but also rowed for the French National team for many years. Alice and I were not only competitors but also team mates and I really enjoyed catching up with her. We speak about the importance of mental…
Alice Mayne Part 1
Apr 22 • 47 min
Alice Mayne is not only a very good friend of mine, but also rowed for the French National team for many years. Alice and I were not only competitors but also team mates and I really enjoyed catching up with her. We speak about the importance of mental…
Jenna Challenor
Apr 15 • 46 min
Was great to chat to ultra-marathon runner Jenna Challenor about being a mom, wife and elite athlete and how she fits it all in!Jenna has such a positive outlook on life and is so passionate about her running as well as her family! It can’t be easy to…
Sarah Lee Harris
Apr 8 • 67 min
What an exciting podcast chatting to Sarah Harris not only about her own waterpolo journey both as an athlete and coach, but also hearing her thoughts on retirement and athlete transition, the adversity she had to overcome to achieve her goals and some…
Gillian Sanders
Apr 1 • 47 min
In these episode I chat to Gillian Sanders; SA triathlete and 2 time Olympian about how Covid-19 has impacted her training and build up to Tokyo 2020.We also discuss the development of triathletes in South Africa and where she would like to see…
Phumelela Mbande
Mar 18 • 47 min
South African Field Hockey Goalkeeper and Chartered Accountant, wonder women Phumelela Mbande chats to me about finding balance between work and sport as well as her struggles with Mental Health.Phumz speaks so openly and honestly and if you are someone…
Hayley Nixon
Mar 4 • 56 min
Absolutely loved this one! Not only did I get to catch up with an old and special friend and team mate, reminiscing on some good and not so good memories, but we also got to talk about some great topics concerning women in sport specifically connected…
Mona Pretorius de Lacey
Feb 26 • 51 min
On todays podcast I talk to Mona Pretorius de Lacey. Mona is one of the Girls Only Project ambassadors and a Bronze medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games for powerlifting.We speak about body image and what it means to embrace your body no matter what…
Dr Kirsten Van Heerden
Feb 19 • 43 min
In our very first Girls Only Project podcast I talk to Dr Kirsten Van Heerden the founder of the Girls Only Project!We discuss why she started the project, and the aims and goals of the project going forward. We also discuss her thoughts on the issues…