Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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Sport November 17, 2018

Going off: Sophie Molineux, 20, cricketer

As she competes in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Australian cricketer Sophie Molineux talks about the advantages of being a left-handed all-rounder and why she no longer bowls a wrong ’un.

Sport October 06, 2018

Life’s a pitch: Simone Wearne, 37, baseball manager

How Simone Wearne followed her parents and grandparents into baseball, and became a world champion.

Sport September 15, 2018

Swing shift: Su Oh, 22, golfer

Golfer Su Oh on keeping her game simple and trying to find the right balance amid a crazy life on the road with the LPGA tour.

Sport July 21, 2018

Next wave: Kobie Enright, 18, surfer

Kobie Enright on going from competitive child to champion surfer, and the creativity needed to succeed in her sport.

Sport July 14, 2018

Gaming machine: Brandon ‘Claire’ Nguyen, 20, eSports player

Brandon “Claire” Nguyen on giving up a ‘normal life’ for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play eSports full-time.

Sport June 02, 2018

Fighting spirit: Tai Tuivasa, 25, mixed martial artist

Mixed martial artist Tai Tuivasa on being a proud Indigenous Australian and the gladiatorial challenges of cage fighting.

Sport May 12, 2018

Heart and soul: Ashleigh Hewson, 38, rugby player

Wallaroo Ashleigh Hewson on how rugby union burned into her soul and why she’d love to get into coaching.

Sport May 05, 2018

Molly’s game: Molly Taylor, 29, rally driver

Molly Taylor on the cruelties of motorsport and why rally driving never gets boring.

Sport April 28, 2018

Throwing in the Powell: Joe Powell, 24, rugby player

Joe Powell on getting the call-up for the Wallabies.

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