What a way to start the day! Here’s the big reveal at Federation Square today - a truly magnificent statue of Tayla Harris based on the now iconic photograph taken by Michael Willson.

The plaque on the statue reads “more than a kick” and that’s why a statue like this is so powerful. It’s a celebration of an athlete in her prime but it is also a celebration of women in sport. It’s an acknowledgement that we all need to see ourselves reflected in life’s arenas in order to believe in life’s possibilities. We’re here and we’re here to stay.