2020 WISPAA Entry

I’m making only a single entry to the 2020 WISPAA Awards, but it’s one of my favourite sport photos I’ve ever taken. It is, in fact, two photos stacked on top of each other. The two locations of the touch judge in the foreground illustrate the moment of time that passed between the two exposures, while the action on the field captures the reaction of Australia’s Julia Robinson the moment she knew she’d been tackled – and then the aftermath of the tackle itself.

Catherine Anjo of Papua New Guinea saves a try with an athletic ankle tackle of Australia’s Julia Robinson at the Rugby League 9s World Cup – 19 October 2019 at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta.