Battle of Bendigo ring girl controversy leads City of Greater Bendigo to flag more detailed discussions with event promoters into the future

Elspeth Kernebone
By Elspeth Kernebone
Updated September 1 2019 - 9:05am, first published August 31 2019 - 11:49pm
"Fight progress managers" initially replaced "ring girls" at Saturday's Battle of Bendigo. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

BACKLASH against criticism of the use of "ring girls" in a boxing match in Bendigo shows very rigid stereotypes of women in sport, a women's advocate says.

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Elspeth Kernebone

Accident brought me to journalism, but every day convinces me again that strong media is more important than ever. After a starting off as the sole reporter in a tiny NSW town, I’m loving the teeming metropolis that is Bendigo. Focussed on health, business and education. Got a tip? Email elspeth.kernebone@bendigoadvertiser.com.au.

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