The South West Women in Sport Leadership program will provide leadership training to 25 women who are currently involved in sporting clubs, local government or the broader sport sector.
Tal is an Olympian, former Matilda, lawyer and now, a co-founder and Director of Sixfold Consulting Group. Tal has held a variety of senior legal practice, policy and strategy roles over the course of her career, including with Victoria Legal Aid, the Sentencing Advisory Council, the Department of Justice and the Victorian Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence.
In her previous role as Civil Advocate in Victoria Legal Aid Chambers, Tal appeared in complex civil and criminal matters in jurisdictions including the Victorian Supreme Court, County Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
In earlier years Tal balanced her legal career with elite sport, representing Australia as a member of the Matildas (the Australian Women’s Soccer Team) and captaining Melbourne Victory in the inaugural season of the W-League. After completing her law degree at the Australian National University with first class honours and the University’s Blackburn Medal, Tal became Associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia.
Tal is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an appointed Director of YMCA Australia. Tal previously served on the Board of Football Federation Victoria as an elected Director.