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

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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.

Sport September 27, 2014

Tearing up the track: Caroline Buchanan, 23, cyclist

From BMX bandit to dual world champion… Caroline Buchanan loves life on two wheels.

Sport September 20, 2014

Manly man: Geoff Toovey, 45, rugby league coach

Manly coach Geoff Toovey talks team culture and tactics ahead of his club's do-or-die NRL semi-final clash with the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Sport September 13, 2014

Rallying forces: Chris Atkinson, 34, rally driver

Veteran driver Chris Atkinson is set to send the Coffs Coast gravel flying this weekend at Rally Australia.

Sport September 06, 2014

Final eyes: Shaun Burgoyne, 31, AFL player

Dual premiership player Shaun Burgoyne once again sets his sights on September glory.

Sport August 30, 2014

Prop master: Ben Alexander, 29, rugby union player

All the world's a stage for Wallabies scrum anchor Ben Alexander.