Athletica – Episode 1 – Australian Open Glam Slam


Sport is a wonderful way to keep physically fit as well as to have fun.

But it’s also an opportunity to connect with others in the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as the wider community.

Athletica is a podcast that shares personal stories and connection between the LGBTQIA+ community and sport – on a local level and around the world.

Each episode discusses a different sport, and host, Demetra Giannakopoulos, chats to a competitive player in that sport, as well as an organiser of an event for that sport, whether locally or internationally.

Episode 1 is all about Tennis. Demetra chats to Rowen D’Souza, who coordinated the Australian Open Glam Slam event. And later, she chats to Leona Dowman – a keen tennis player and one of the competitors in the Glam Slam.


This Podcast was created as a part of JOY 94.9’s Online Podcasting and Radio Content Course. If you would like more information or would like to sign up to the waiting list for JOY’s training course, please visit: joy.org.au/services