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

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Sport May 23, 2015

The trailblazer: Daisy Pearce, 27, Australian rules footballer

Ahead of this weekend’s exhibition match at the MCG, Demons captain Daisy Pearce talks about the growing appeal of women’s Aussie Rules.

Sport May 09, 2015

Keeping up with the Jones: Taylor McKeown, swimmer, 20

Commonwealth Games 200-metres breaststroke gold medallist Taylor McKeown reveals her animal instincts.

Sport May 02, 2015

Astro Girl:Alex Chambers, 36, mixed martial artist

Meet the astrophysicist who packs one heck of a punch.

Sport April 18, 2015

The natural: Holly Ferling, 19, cricketer

Her dad thought girls don’t play cricket, but Holly Ferling, rising star of the sport, proved him very wrong.

Sport April 11, 2015

Blazing paddles: Jessica Fox, 20, canoeist

Jessica Fox, C-1 and K-1 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist, talks about taking on the rapids.

Sport April 04, 2015

The captain: Bob Murphy, 32, Australian rules footballer

Rascally Bob Murphy on finding inspiration for his writing and loving the Bulldogs.

Sport March 28, 2015

The professor: Cameron McEvoy, 20, swimmer

Is this Australia's brainiest sportsman?

Sport March 21, 2015

The finisher: James Faulkner, 24, cricketer

Cricket allrounder James Faulkner on closing out the big games.

Sport March 14, 2015

Making waves: Felicity Palmateer, 22, surfer

A love of the ocean led Felicity Palmateer to both surfing and creating art.