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

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Sport November 29, 2014

On the back nine: Nick O’Hern, 43, golfer

Nick O'Hern is a picture of calm as he considers stepping back from the greens.

Sport November 22, 2014

Better breaks: Laura Enever, 23, surfer

Surfer Laura Enever tells how she won her battle with anxiety and learned to love her sport again.

Sport November 15, 2014

The big hitter: Meg Lanning, 22, cricketer

Still in her early 20s, Meg Lanning is breaking cricket records around the world.

Sport November 08, 2014

Road to Victory: Nathan Coe, 30, goalkeeper

Nathan Coe on pro soccer in Australia and keeping against the world's best strikers.

Sport November 01, 2014

Gai’s golden time: Gai Waterhouse, 60, horse trainer

Gai Waterhouse is no stranger to controversy. She's also no stranger to winning.

Sport October 25, 2014

Wind in his sails: Mathew Belcher, 32, sailor

Is this man the world's best sailor? Many think so.

Sport October 18, 2014

Hit machine: Richie Vaculik, 31, mixed martial artist

Former Bra Boy Richie Vaculik has swapped chasing big waves for the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon.

Sport October 11, 2014

Belle on wheels: ShortStop, 29, roller derby skater

At times, roller derby can be contact sport with dress-ups, but you won't get ShortStop in a tutu.

Sport October 04, 2014

Midcourt magic: Kimberlee Green, 28, netballer

A terrier on the netball court, Kimberlee Green will this month be nipping at the heels of the Silver Ferns and England.