Power supplier: Brendon Ah Chee, 23, Australian rules footballer

Jack Kerr
Port Adelaide’s Brendon Ah Chee on his unusual surname and improving the Indigenous space in the AFL.

Marathon man: Liam Adams, 30, marathon runner

Jack Kerr
Liam Adams on the pain and pleasures of the long-distance runner.

On the beach: Mariafe Artacho del Solar, 23, beach volleyball player

Cindy MacDonald
Mariafe Artacho del Solar on the determination and self-belief that got her to the top in beach volleyball.

Game of throws: Bevan Calvert, 30, handballer

Jack Kerr
Australian handball team captain Bevan Calvert on building domestic skill levels.

A life in waves: Cooper Chapman, 22, surfer

Richard Cooke
Surfer Cooper Chapman on the power and unpredictability of the sea.

Strike force: Jason Belmonte, 33, tenpin bowler

Richard Cooke
Jason Belmonte on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the international tenpin bowling tour.

Shooting star: Belinda Snell, 36, basketballer

Cindy MacDonald
Veteran basketballer Belinda Snell on Olympic glories and bringing younger players into the game.

Making history with the AFL women’s league

Martin McKenzie-Murray
Finally granted a league of their own, female Australian Rules players now have the chance of professional progression through the sport. The fans are onboard, but will the dollars – and the skills – follow?

The bantam menace: Jason Moloney, 26, boxer

Jack Kerr
Super bantamweight Jason Moloney on his love for boxing and the battle with the scales.

Another shot: Susan Pettitt, 32, netballer

Cindy MacDonald
Netballer Susan Pettitt on fighting her way back into the Australian Diamonds line-up.

Love for sail: Vanessa Dudley, 58, sailor

Cindy MacDonald
Sydney to Hobart yachtie Vanessa Dudley on her passion for the high seas.

Defence force: Laura Alleway, 27, soccer player

Jack Kerr
Matildas and Melbourne City defender Laura Alleway on the professionalism in women’s soccer.

Nathan Walker, 22, ice hockey player

Donna Walker-Mitchell
Nathan Walker on being the first Australian drafted by an NHL team.

Mind craft: Rowena Webster, 28, water polo player

Jack Kerr
Olympic bronze medallist Rowena Webster on how she got her head back in the game.

High roller: Kelsey Cottrell, 26, lawn bowler

Cindy MacDonald
Kelsey Cottrell on her meteoric rise to lawn bowls champion and keeping the sport alive.

Jersey boy: Tarek Elrich, 29, soccer player

Jack Kerr
Tarek Elrich on the A-League’s growing strength and doing his bit for charity.

Hitting it hard: Grace Harris, 23, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Cricketer Grace Harris on smashing boundaries and her love of ice-cream.

FFA, FIFA, match-fixing and sports integrity

Jack Kerr
As a soccer player banned for match-fixing seeks to have Football Federation Australia permit him to rejoin the game, a former FIFA integrity official warns such a move would make a mockery of the fight against corruption in the sport.

Pushing through: Adam Gotsis, 24, American football player

Donna Walker-Mitchell
Melbourne-born Adam Gotsis on the high-pressure world of America’s NFL.

Pace odyssey: Liam Hatcher, 20, cricketer

Richard Cooke
Fast bowler Liam Hatcher on being able to take as good as you give.

Unstoppable: Sarah Hammond, 36, endurance cyclist

Cindy MacDonald
Endurance cyclist Sarah Hammond on the hallucinations that take hold on the road.

Down to business: Jeromie Hill, 25, basketballer

Richard Cooke
The Sydney Kings’ Jeromie Hill on the strength of our National Basketball League.

Passion play: Sharni Layton, 28, netballer

Cindy MacDonald
Emotion in motion: Sharni Layton on the heart she brings to the netball court.

It’s catching: Dan Rule, 29, ultimate frisbee player

Jack Kerr
Dan Rule on the lure of the hovering frisbee and the spirit of fair play.

Rebounding: Lauren Jackson, 35, basketballer turned administrator

Richard Cooke
Lauren Jackson on the intensity of being one of the world’s best basketballers, and the heartache of retiring.

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