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

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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.

Sport July 04, 2015

Rock solid: Benn Robinson, 30, rugby player

Waratahs and Wallabies prop Benn Robinson on maintaining the passion.

Sport June 20, 2015

Super fish: Mack Horton, 19, swimmer

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mack Horton on the Australian swim team’s cultural turnaround.

Sport June 13, 2015

The stalwart: Corey Parker, 33, rugby league player

Ahead of State of Origin II, the Maroons’ Corey Parker talks longevity, discipline and dedication.

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.