With nine WNBL titles under their belt, the University of Canberra Capitals are Australia’s most successful women’s basketball franchise and Canberra’s most awarded national sporting team.
The side is now set to star in an upcoming documentary, looking back at the club’s history, off court antics and the personal stories of those involved in the club’s success.
Titled after the Capital’s now famous slogan ‘Go Big’, the film comes at a time when sports documentaries are taking streaming platforms by storm but where there is still a lack of representation for women’s sport.
The fight for visibility an ongoing struggle, a point raised in the documentary by former Capitals Coach, Carrie Graf.
“For a long time the statistic in the media was that horses and dogs get more media coverage then women’s sport.”
Centred around the Caps 2020 season, where club’s were forced into bubbles to stage the season amid the pandemic, director, Lachlan Ross, said he hoped the production will help share the untold stories of elite women in sport.
“While the outcome of the Caps’ 2020 season may be known, this documentary’s purpose is bigger than capturing a single season.”
“It explores the history of a club who has trailblazed equality in sport and uncovers the challenges professional female athletes face across the globe.”
Go Big is set for distribution through Foxtel later in the year, until then check out the trailer below and find out more here.