Rain and rewards: the reality of volunteering in sport

Grace Buckmaster is soaked from the rain, shivering cold, sleep deprived, and covered in grass. But by putting her hand up to volunteer at a sporting event, she’s learnt that the whole point is to give back to your community, your sport, or your city, by being a part of the crew that delivers exceptional sporting events to passionate sporting fans.Continue readingRain and rewards: the reality of volunteering in sport

A night of unicycle hockey

Unicycles and hockey: two things Amy Briggs had never thought about together. But unicycle hockey is a fast-paced game that involves people belting into each other at high speed; and a form of transportation – that she thought – was reserved only for clowns and people who do crazy parkour videos on YouTube.Continue readingA night of unicycle hockey

The Locker Room – 2022 NRL finals episode 1

Join Adina Brown, Patrick Gaynor and Matt Williams as they review the action, the injuries and a busy week for the judiciary from week one of the NRL finals.Continue readingThe Locker Room – 2022 NRL finals episode 1

Fiery first week of the NRL finals sees three suspended

Rabbitohs forward Thomas Burgess headlines eight names charged with offences across the first week of the NRL finals. Burgess is looking at a minimum of a two match stint on the sidelines for a grade two careless high tackle offence on Roosters star James Tedesco in what may be a major blow to South Sydney’s premiership hopes following their 30-14 win on Sunday.Continue readingFiery first week of the NRL finals sees three suspended

Refugees face unequal opportunities in Australian sports

Refugee and migrant families settling in Australia face a hurdle of difficulties in participating in Australian sport. Many families without long term certainty, permanency and stable employment find it very hard to afford sports membership fees to play in Australia. This creates a lack of equal opportunities for refugees to participate in Australian sports.Continue readingRefugees face unequal opportunities in Australian sports

2022 NRL Magic Round preview

In 2022 the NRL is heading back to Brisbane for NRL Magic Round. All sixteen teams will feature in eight games across the weekend in a celebration of the “greatest game of all”. Some of the season’s biggest games are set to take place including Manly vs The Broncos, Eels vs Roosters and the match of the season when the Panthers take on the Storm in a top of the table showdown.Continue reading2022 NRL Magic Round preview

Top 5 Canberra athletes of the 2010s

Canberra has a rich sporting history, home of the AIS and teams like the Raiders, Brumbies and Capitals. Throughout the 2010s there were many great Canberran natives doing their city proud in the sporting arena. Here are the top five.Continue readingTop 5 Canberra athletes of the 2010s

What’s on in Canberra: 23-25 April, 2022

Only a few days until we’re allowed to turn on our heaters! But there’s lots on in the capital this long weekend to enjoy before digging in for the winter. Here’s The Owl’s rundown of the Canberra scene for 23-25 April, 2022.Continue readingWhat’s on in Canberra: 23-25 April, 2022

2022 NBA Playoffs preview: the contenders, pretenders and more

The 2021-22 NBA season has been an interesting ride, expected powerhouses have underperformed and struggled, while young and exciting teams have risen to the top. With the NBA playoffs just around the corner, there are twenty teams ready to take their chance to win it all. Every NBA post-season there are always four types of teams heading into the playoffs. The Contenders, Pretenders, those flying under the radar, and those there to make up the numbers.Continue reading2022 NBA Playoffs preview: the contenders, pretenders and more

‘Maiden’: The must-see documentary about women who “rocked the boat”

Audiences are transported to 1989 as sailing skipper Tracey Edwards makes history, leading a female crew on the Whitbread Round the World Race.

Defying the critics and pioneering female empowerment, “Maiden” is an uplifting documentary celebrating a story that should be more widely known.

Sailing enthusiast or not this film entertains viewers on an intense voyage across the world’s open ocean while unearthing flaws in the evolving feminist narrative.
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