Join WEL for a film that tells the story of Australian jockey, Michelle Payne, who became the first and only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. WEL is proud to present an exclusive, advance screening of Ride Like A Girl, a wonderful Australian film that celebrates Michelle's journey and determination. This fundraising event will support WEL's work to increase the visibility of women in leadership, and those who are leading in their field. Scroll down or click HERE to buy your tickets.
Thursday 12th September 2019 promises to be a great evening. Starting 6:30 for 7:00 pm, we will have an advance screening of ‘Ride Like a Girl’ at Palace Verona Paddington. Moya Dodd, former FIFA Executive Committee Member, will kick off the evening speaking on the need for a level playing field for women in sport.
The movie is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne who dreamt of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup. The youngest of 10 children, she was raised by a single father, leaving school at 15 to become a jockey. Early failures did not deter her, including a family tragedy and her own near fatal fall from a horse. Against all medical advice, with the support of her Dad and her brother Stevie, she rode on meeting the Prince of Penzance to overcome impossible odds: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.