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

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Sport February 18, 2017

Strike force: Jason Belmonte, 33, tenpin bowler

Jason Belmonte on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the international tenpin bowling tour.

Sport November 12, 2016

Hitting it hard: Grace Harris, 23, cricketer

Cricketer Grace Harris on smashing boundaries and her love of ice-cream.

Sport October 29, 2016

Pace odyssey: Liam Hatcher, 20, cricketer

Fast bowler Liam Hatcher on being able to take as good as you give.

Sport October 15, 2016

Down to business: Jeromie Hill, 25, basketballer

The Sydney Kings’ Jeromie Hill on the strength of our National Basketball League.

Sport September 24, 2016

Rebounding: Lauren Jackson, 35, basketballer turned administrator

Lauren Jackson on the intensity of being one of the world’s best basketballers, and the heartache of retiring.

Sport September 17, 2016

Staying strong: Gearoid Towey, 39, rower

World champion rower Gearoid Towey on the challenges facing elite athletes when they retire.

Sport September 03, 2016

Up to speed: Amanda Reid, 19, cyclist

Paralympian Amanda Reid on loving the thrill and speed of track cycling.

Sport August 13, 2016

Scorching all-rounder: Hilton Cartwright, 24, cricketer

All-rounder Hilton Cartwright on choosing between batting and bowling, and playing for Zimbabwe, England or Australia.

Sport July 30, 2016

Mogul conqueror: Matt Graham, 21, moguls skier

Winter Olympian Matt Graham on the inspiration to be drawn from watching his Summer Games compatriots.