sport

netball July 13, 2019

Lisa Alexander sets Diamonds for World Cup

In this year’s Netball World Cup, Australia aims to bounce back after losing the gold medal to England at the Commonwealth Games. It’s a challenge that Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander is relishing.

soccer July 6, 2019

Lydia Williams, the conqueror

An early exit from the FIFA Women’s World Cup left the Matildas bitterly disappointed. But for Indigenous goalkeeper Lydia Williams it just offers another opportunity to overcome adversity.

cricket June 29, 2019

Cricket World Cup fails to excite

Once, one-day cricket was beamed free to all Australian TV sets, the commentators were beloved and the on-field theatrics magical. Now we have a six-week World Cup that is struggling to raise a flicker of interest.

soccer June 22, 2019

Matildas live their ‘never say die’ motto

After a tumultuous few months marred by speculation and scrutiny, the Matildas’ fightback against Brazil showed a team determined to prove its critics wrong.

sport June 15, 2019

Mixed martial artist Damien Brown’s toughest mission

Soldier turned prison guard Damien Brown is a man used to staring down danger. But his bid to become a UFC fighter posed one of his greatest challenges.

afl March 23, 2019

Illicit drugs and the AFL

Recent calls for a stricter AFL drug policy have again fomented debate around changing societal values, mental health and harm reduction. So can a perfect balance be struck between protecting players and safeguarding the integrity of the game?

afl March 16, 2019

Life as a diehard Carlton fan

As a girl, the author grew up knowing three things were certain – death, taxes and Carlton FC success. So when, suddenly and shockingly, the Blues became a team that let her down, she had to find new ways to keep the love alive.

cycling March 9, 2019

How cyclist Peter Milostic got back on track

When chronic fatigue threatened to stop him competing at an elite level, masters cyclist Peter Milostic turned his focus to nutrition and health, and was able to step up another gear.

sport March 2, 2019

Lawn tennis’s real forerunner

The centuries-old sport of real tennis is still compelling for 27-year-old Jo See Tan, with its demands of speed, strength and chess-like strategy.

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.