sport

racing February 23, 2019

Darren Weir and integrity in racing

Trainer Darren Weir’s fall from grace over the possession of electronic shock devices has stunned horse-racing enthusiasts both here and overseas. But could it help efforts to clean up the sport?

sport February 16, 2019

‘I want us girls to learn self-defence’

For 11-year-old black belt Evie Cassel, taekwondo has provided an education in life as well as sport.

afl February 9, 2019

AFLW brings positives for sport

Season three of AFLW has kicked off, but beyond the on-field results and player performances, there’s a lot at stake for women in general.

basketball February 2, 2019

NBA rookie Jonah Bolden on life with the Sixers

Never short on self-belief, 23-year-old NBA rookie Jonah Bolden has found success with the Philadelphia 76ers. But his interests don’t just lie on the basketball court.

soccer February 2, 2019

The Hakeem al-Araibi case

How politics, power struggles and the 2022 FIFA World Cup are all at play in the detention of Melbourne-based soccer player and Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.

sport October 6, 2018

Life’s a pitch: Simone Wearne, 37, baseball manager

How Simone Wearne followed her parents and grandparents into baseball, and became a world champion.

sport September 29, 2018

Game changer: Michael Dickson, 22, American football player

He’s the Aussie sensation punting up a storm in the NFL. Here, Michael Dickson talks about his road from Australian rules to the Seattle Seahawks.

nrl September 22, 2018

Dragons’ slayer: Talesha Quinn, 29, rugby league player

St George Illawarra’s Talesha Quinn on why she loves the physicality of rugby league and the importance of being a good role model for younger sportswomen.

golf September 15, 2018

Swing shift: Su Oh, 22, golfer

Golfer Su Oh on keeping her game simple and trying to find the right balance amid a crazy life on the road with the LPGA tour.

sport September 8, 2018

Skipping a beat: Luke Boon, 27, rope skipper

Luke Boon on the endurance, artistry and gymnastic ability needed to become a world champion rope skipper.

sport September 1, 2018

Pole position: Miss Filly, 31, pole dancer

Philippa Rasidi on pole dancing’s erotic origins and how it became a sport that’s now influenced by gymnastics, parkour and Latin dance.