Richard Cooke
is a journalist and writer for television. He is The Saturday Paper's sports editor.

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Sport March 19, 2016

Down the barrel: Matt Wilkinson, 27, surfer

Quiksilver Pro winner Matt Wilkinson.

Sport March 05, 2016

Heart in the game: Michael Ennis, 31, rugby league player

NRL star Michael Ennis on rebuilding confidence and making a difference in the community.

Sport February 20, 2016

Tricky wicket: Hamish Mackenzie, 46, blind cricketer

Hamish Mackenzie on the rattle and hum of blind cricket.

Sport February 06, 2016

Wild ride: Toby Price, 28, off-road motorcycle racer

Dakar Rally winner Toby Price on the thrill of racing and the pain of broken bones.

Sport January 30, 2016

Playing for peace: Ali Abbas, 29, soccer player

Soccer player Ali Abbas on putting religion aside and playing to make people happier.

Sport January 23, 2016

Green energy: Danny Green, 42, boxer

Danny Green on what boxing has taught him about human nature, and the Mundine rivalry.

Sport December 19, 2015

Aces high: Sam Groth, 28, tennis player

Late-bloomer Sam Groth on his best year in tennis yet.

Sport December 05, 2015

Higher goals: Sam Kerr, 22, soccer player

Matildas player Sam Kerr on the game she loves and the battle for fair pay.

Sport November 21, 2015

Firing the cannons: Robert Fletcher, 22, croquet player

The Lismore lad who’s been Association Croquet world champion since August 2013.