There are few people around Ikon Park who have been with Carlton’s AFLW program since day one – Tara Bonello is one of them.

The Football Operations Manager joined Sarah Hosking behind the mic in this week’s episode of Behind the Game Changers.

Our first non-player guest, Tara spoke all things behind the scenes in building the Blues’ women’s program from the ground up.

Episode guide:

1:00: Go behind the scenes with Tara as we hear about how she got to where she is in women’s football.

3:00: A footy friendship found again at Ikon Park: Tara’s connection to inaugural Blue Lauren Brazzale.

5:00: From applying for Carlton’s AFLW licence to the first-ever women’s match: Tara was here for it all.

7:00: Three siblings, two AFL teams and a drawn Grand Final: What was life like for Tara growing up a triplet?

12:00: What makes Carlton’s AFLW staff the best in the business.

15:00: From community trips to podcast debuts, no two weeks are the same for a Football Operations Manager.

16:00: How much does Tara really know about the girls? Sarah puts her to the test.

20:00: Quick-fire questions: Sarah gets Tara’s hot take on the questions that matter around Carlton’s AFLW side.

27:00: Trailblazing: this is what being a Game Changer means to Tara Bonello.