Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the 2018 Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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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.

Sport September 05, 2015

Iron maiden: Courtney Hancock, 26, iron woman

The three-time Nutri-Grain IronWoman champion talks about life on – and under – the waves.

Basketball August 22, 2015

Hello, Delly! Matthew Dellavedova, 24, basketballer

The 2015 NBA Champion on the physicality of the Australian game.

Sport August 15, 2015

Diamond life: Erin Bell, 28, netballer

Goal attack Erin Bell prepares to put her body on the line for netball’s World Cup.

Sport August 08, 2015

In it for kicks: Bernard Foley, 25, rugby player

Ahead of the Bledisloe Cup, Wallaby Bernard Foley talks about the challenge of facing the mighty All Blacks.

Sport July 25, 2015

In the driver’s seat: Leanne Tander, 35, race-car driver

Leanne Tander talks about the rise of women of motor sport.

Sport July 18, 2015

The great defender: Anna Flanagan, 23, hockey player

Hockeyroo Anna Flanagan on the craziness of Dutch and Argentine hockey fans.

Sport July 11, 2015

The overachiever: Ellyse Perry, 24, cricketer and soccer player

Dual international Ellyse Perry on the power of sport to bring the world together.