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Jacqueline Guldon, Carlton Media  March 8, 2017 3:16 PM

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It’s not every day you get to kick a footy on the steps of Parliament House, but today Carlton AFLW twins Sarah and Jess Hosking did just that.

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, the Hosking sisters – along with a selection of female athletes from four different sporting codes – joined Members of Parliament and Minister for Sport John Eren at Melbourne’s iconic Parliament House.

As the morning sun beamed down on the steps of the Spring street building, the sportswomen gave the MPs a few handy pointers with either a football, a soccer ball, a cricket bat or a netball in-hand.

In support of the Victorian Government’s ambition to see Victoria become the sporting capital for women as well as men, the event acknowledged the contribution of women in sport and the significance of sport in enhancing gender equality.

Here's a selection of snaps from the event:

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Carlton AFLW footballers Jess Hosking (left) and Sarah Hosking (right) at the Victorian Government's International Women’s Day celebration at Parliament House. (Photo: Carlton Media)

 
Jess (left) and Sarah (right) share a laugh with The Hon. Fiona Richardson MP. (Photo: Carlton Media)

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Jess (left) and Sarah (right) meet Daniel Mulino MLC for Eastern Victoria. (Photo: Carlton Media)

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Sarah (left) and Jess (right) with Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke. (Photo: Carlton Media)

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The Hosking sisters have a kick on the steps of Parliament House. (Photo: Carlton Media)