5 minutes with: TV presenter & AFLW player Abbey Holmes

“I had to pinch myself a few times looking around and going, it’s just amazing because they’re here for us” – Abbey Holmes. To say the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Competition was been a success would simply be an understatement. The eight-team league exceeded all expectations as it captured the heart and imagination of people of all ages Australia-wide. From their infectious enthusiasm to their dedication and never-say-die attitude, these women are true pioneers for not only females in football but for women in sport. Abbey Holmes grew up in a typical footy-loving household, and like so many girls she pursued…

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5 minutes with: Collingwood Magpies Netball captain Madi Robinson

I caught up with Australian netballer Madi Robinson at the end of the 2017  Suncorp Netball season. – As the Collingwood Magpies Netball season comes to a close, following a nail biting one-goal loss to the Giants in the Suncorp Super Netball minor semi-final, captain Madi Robinson should be nothing short of proud of her achievements. The 29-year-old joined Australia’s largest sporting club as part of a new look national netball competition at the start of 2017. It was a big move for the former Melbourne Vixen and one into unchartered territory as two AFL clubs, Collingwood and the GWS Giants,…

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Moana Hope: 4 reasons why you’ll love AFLW

I spoke with former Collingwood AFLW player Moana Hope, who’s now with North Melbourne, ahead of the Competition’s first ever season. It’s history in the making… literally. This weekend eight women’s football teams, as part of the Australian Football League, will take to the field for the first time in the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Competition. Never before have women had the opportunity to play footy as part of an elite and national league. Collingwood’s Moana Hope has fast become a fan favourite with her down-to-earth attitude and family-first values making her relatable to the average female fan. I recently caught up with…

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Behind the scenes: 2017 Cycling Australia Road Nationals

“What won today was cycling… that was just the coolest race I’ve been a part of for so long” – Nathan Haas It’s hard not to fall for cycling after sampling a taste of what the sport has to offer. From the athletes’ deft defying prowess, tactical nouse to their extraordinary endurance and physical capabilities. Then throw in the opportunity to wear your country’s colours for a year and hey presto, you’ve got a perfect sporting storm that will have any spectator watching from the edge of their seat. The 2017 MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships (#RoadNats) lived up to such…

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2016 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

A look back at my first Australian Grand Prix experience in 2016. – This year marked my first ever visit to The Formula 1® Rolex Australia Grand Prix. I’ve previously watched on TV but had never had the privilege of seeing the sport live. But boy was I missing out! On Saturday, Jason and I were treated to a day in the Paddock Club which saw us in the thick of all the action above pit lane. We also had the opportunity to take a stroll past all the team garages as the RAAF Jet rumbled overhead. We watched qualifying…

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The best game of Big Bash ever

A look back over arguably the best game in Big Bash history, a 2015/2016 New Year’s thriller at Adelaide Oval. – Guys, newsflash, there was a pretty epic game of Big Bash cricket on at Adelaide Oval last night. Say what? Yes, cricket and epic can go in the same sentence together.  There’s no better word to describe the Adelaide Strikers thrilling win over the Sydney Sixers as Travis Head knocked six after six to snatch victory for the home side. The batsman smashed a stunning 56 runs from his last 15 balls and produced one of the most memorable…

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The men of BBL: Meet Nic Maddinson

I caught up with cricketer Nic Maddison ahead of the 2015/2016 Big Bash League. – They don’t get more stylish in the Big Bash League than Nic Maddinson. The Sydney Sixer is not only known for smashing runs on the field but also off it for his suave sense of style. I’m not sure I’ve seen a 26-year-old carry off a cane (bottom left photo) as well as Maddinson aside from AFL Brownlow medalist Nat Fyfe, but let’s be frank that’s some good company. So what makes this talented cricketer tick off the pitch? I caught up with the top-order batsman…

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