Story: Gender and sport

Javelin coach Debbie Strange, 2010

Javelin coach Debbie Strange, 2010

Women coaches of sportsmen and male teams are rare, but not unknown. Debbie Strange has coached New Zealand representative and Commonwealth Games silver medallist javelin thrower Stuart Farquhar since the mid-1990s. She started coaching in the late 1980s, having been a discus and javelin thrower with the Hamilton Athletic Club.

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Sally Shaw, 'Gender and sport - Coaching', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Sally Shaw, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2016