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

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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.

Sport November 14, 2015

Young gun: Minjee Lee, 19, golfer

Is Minjee Lee set to become Australia’s next golfing sensation?

Sport October 31, 2015

The Boss: Glen Boss, 46, jockey

Champion jockey Glen Boss on the mighty mare Makybe Diva and their three Melbourne Cups.

Sport October 24, 2015

Going the distance: Lisa Weightman, 36, marathon runner

Melbourne Half Marathon winner Lisa Weightman on her campaign for Rio.

Sport October 17, 2015

From the sidelines: Tony Popovic, 42, soccer coach

As head coach of AFC Champions League winners Western Sydney Wanderers, Tony Popovic knows what it’s like to taste success.

Sport October 03, 2015

Marathon man: Kurt Fearnley, 34, wheelchair athlete

Champion wheelchair athlete Kurt Fearnley on turning a disability into a strength.

Sport September 26, 2015

Defence department: Lee Spurr, 28, Australian rules footballer

Late-bloomer Lee Spurr on hitting his straps with the Fremantle Dockers.

Sport September 12, 2015

Hoop dreams: Michelle Payne, 29, jockey

Michelle Payne on the hectic, focused life of a champion jockey.