sport

union May 2, 2020

Greenberg’s and Castle’s losing battles

The demise of the chief executives of Rugby Australia and the NRL came in quick succession on the back of the Covid-19 catastrophe. But the pandemic may have just given the sports’ governing bodies the excuse they were looking for.

sport April 4, 2020

Covid-19 and regional clubs

Covid-19 is threatening the very fabric of regional communities as local sports clubs are forced to shut their doors and are left trying to puzzle out a way to survive the crisis.

soccer March 28, 2020

Lisa De Vanna tackles soccer lockdown

For star Matildas veteran Lisa De Vanna and other Australian players, the worldwide shutdown of soccer is having devastating consequences – both financially and psychologically.

sport March 21, 2020

Organised sport out for the count

As coronavirus sweeps the planet, sport has become one of its many casualties. Olympic athletes have been left in limbo, with the Tokyo Games yet to be cancelled.

sport March 14, 2020

Jiu jitsu coach Jess Fraser

Jess Fraser’s countercultural approach to the male-dominated sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu rejects the reverence of lineage.

sport March 7, 2020

Sportswomen and social media

For female athletes competing in less prominent sports, the opportunity to parlay social media popularity into sponsorship dollars can be a real game changer.

sport February 29, 2020

Sexual abuse and the National Redress Scheme

With more and more revelations of sexual predators lurking unchallenged within sporting bodies and in the wake of the royal commission, what progress is being made towards signing on to the National Redress Scheme?

sport February 22, 2020

Inside the AIS

The Australian Institute of Sport has long produced our Olympic hopefuls. Is the model still fit for purpose, or is an overhaul overdue?

golf February 15, 2020

LPGA world No. 22 Hannah Green

Winning the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship catapulted Hannah Green up the world rankings and into contention for the Tokyo Olympics. The rising star talks about her hunger for further success.

basketball February 8, 2020

AFLW superstar Erin Phillips set to return

Olympic basketballer turned Adelaide Crows star Erin Phillips has made a habit of winning: premierships, league best and fairest awards and adoring fans. Now, following knee-reconstruction surgery, she eyes her next prize.

tennis February 1, 2020

Tennis legend Rod Laver

While other former Australian tennis champions court controversy, Rod Laver, the only player to achieve two grand slams, continues to be lauded as Australia’s greatest living sportsman.