Emily Ryan – 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Part 2

Last episode, Elyse was joined by 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Emily Ryan. Emily contributes a lot to both her community of Coonamble, and also to the neighbouring community of Gulargambone. On Part 2 of her interview, Emily reflects upon the Showgirl competition and its value to young rural women. http://www.behindthesash.com/episodes/Emily%20Ryan%20-%202018%20Coonamble%20Showgirl%20Part%202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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Emily Ryan – 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Part 1

The 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Emily Ryan does an enourmous amount of work for her local communities of Coonamble and Gulargambone and rural NSW more broadly. The 2015 Coonamble Showgirl and 2016 RAS Rural Ambassador, Emily is certainly a young woman with a significant amount of experience representing her community. In Part 1, Emily joins Elyse […]

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Lucy Collingridge – 2015 Cootamundra Showgirl Revisit Part 2

Lucy Collingridge’s revisit to Behind the Sash continues in this episode. A 2016 finalist in The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition, Lucy proves that you only stop being a Showgirl when you choose to take the sash off – continuing her involvement with Cootamundra Show and the Show movement. Lucy also explores what we can […]

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Lucy Collingridge – 2015 Cootamundra Showgirl Revisit Part 1

In 2016, Lucy Collingridge joined Behind the Sash to reflect on her journey as the 2015 Cootamundra Show from local level through to being a State Finalist. Two years later, she’s back! Having recently returned from an amazing overseas trip, Lucy reflects on how her experience as a Showgirl has given her opportunities beyond her […]

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Miranda O’Brien – 2017 Maitland Showgirl

Miranda O’Brien comes from a family with a passion for horses and horse sports. With such a connection to the land, it is hardly surprising Miranda has a passion for the Agriculture Industry. Representing Maitland Show as their 2017 Showgirl, Miranda joined Elyse to reflect on her journey and what she gained from the competition. […]

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Neve Kelly – 2017 Bangalow Showgirl

At only 18, Neve Kelly represented her community of Bangalow as their 2017 Showgirl. From her journey, she has grown as a young leader in her community and in her passion for her area and agriculture. She joins Elyse on Behind the Sash to reflect on her experience and where the Showgirl path has taken […]

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Geena Purcell – 2017 Wellington Showgirl

Wellington has never had a showgirl reach The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Final until this year, when accountant Geena Purcell broke the drought. Born and bred Wellington, Geena has demonstrated that you can make a career in a small country town and there’s absolutely no reason not to be proud of your community. She joins […]

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Emily Jones – 2018 Henty Showgirl

At only 18, Emily was about as young as you could possible be when she was a finalist at the 2018 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl final. Not that you would know from talking to her. Emily joins Elyse this episode to talk about her passion for supporting and empowering rural youth and the great […]

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Sammy Spark – 2018 Nowra Showgirl

Sammy Spark says that she has two communities – her University in Wagga, where she studies to be a Vet, and her home town of Nowra, which she was proud to represent in Sydney at The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl final this year. She joins Elyse this week to share her journey as the 2018 […]

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Nikki Gibbs – 2018 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl, 2017 Wauchope Showgirl Part 2

Last episode, Elyse was rejoined by the 2017 Wauchope Showgirl Nikki Gibbs to reflect on her journey to becoming the 2018 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl. There was so much to pack in that it has had to be spread across two episodes. This episode is Part 2, where Nikki looks at her journey since […]

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