Tuesday, May 17, 2022



Shake-up of rankings after Barty’s retirement

Polish player Iga Świątek has gained the world number 1 women’s ranking after Ash Barty’s retirement from tennis. Behind Świątek are Barbora Krejcikova (Czech...

Ash Barty announces retirement

Ash Barty has announced her retirement from professional tennis. The 25-year-old will put the racquet down and focus on other goals. Barty announced the news...

Skipping to success

Last August, in an old chicken shed in suburban Queensland, world champion Lilly Barker was skipping as fast as...

Putellas pips Kerr for top soccer honour

Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas recently pipped Aussie Sam Kerr to win the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award. The 2021 Balon...

A very personal trainer

Local Tyson Brown takes a very personal approach to training his clients. His training takes two forms. One is...

Elegant choice for horse of the year

Mighty mare Verry Elleegant was crowned Australian Horse of the Year in mid-October. The event, usually held in August (not long after the racehorses’ birthdays), was postponed.

Proud of our team

The NRL grand final promised to be an intense and tight affair. It was certainly played at a furious...

Alcott shines at Paralympics

Australian wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott has won Paralympic gold in the quad tennis singles in Tokyo after a thrilling...

Olympics on home soil

Brisbane’s selection as the host city of the 2032 Olympic Games will inspire a host of younger athletes dreaming...

Wellness sessions by local Swedish siren

Dynamic Surry Hills singer and wellness teacher Carina Grace has been studying and practising various wellness and healing methods...

Stunning art for Sydney Kings kit

An artwork by Kymeesha Shillingsworth, 9, and her grandfather Bruce Shillingsworth Snr has been chosen to feature on the...

Ko back on top

Lydia Ko recently ended a 1,084-day victory drought at the Lotte Championship at Oahu in Hawaii. The comeback was...

Perry ready for battle across the ditch

Back in national colours for the first time in a year, Ellyse Perry says the Australian men's tour of...

LeBron on track for record

LeBron James continues his ascent towards the top of the American NBA’s all-time scoring list. With a free-throw late...

New soccer program targets time-poor women looking to stay active

Women wanting to play soccer but who don’t have the time and commitment to do a full season will...

Age celebrated, gender discriminated

Hungarian, Agnes Keleti, the world’s oldest Olympic champion, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Fleeing the Nazis, surviving the Holocaust...

New skate park opens in Alexandria

Sculptural bowls and obstacles are challenging skaters of all ages at the new $6 million skate park in Alexandria...

Australian Open logistics

Six months down the track from Victoria's disastrous hotel quarantine outbreak, which led to an unprecedented 112-day lockdown, nothing...

Lapping it up

This year marks 40 years since Redfern resident and Aussie swimming icon Mark Tonelli and his team won gold...

Local athlete relights cauldron

Last month the Olympic cauldron was reignited in Cathy Freeman Park for the 20-year anniversary of the 2000 Sydney Olympic...

Chloe channels success

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel recently crossed the English Channel for the 35th time – surpassing the men’s record for...

Halep withdraws from Palermo Open

World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from this month’s Palermo Ladies Open following Italy’s decision to impose a...

Pride in the jersey

John Lanzky reports that Souths have played some heavy games against the in-form Roosters and Panthers. A gutsy win...

Castle steps down

Rugby Australia (RA) chairman Paul McLean has staunchly backed departed chief executive Raelene Castle, whom he says was subjected...

Keeping fit at home

Not even pandemic isolation can prevent people from keeping fit at home! After a discussion with our rugby league writer John Lanzky, here is a suggested 30-minute daily routine...

TAFE and NCIE partnership boosts student employment

A thriving partnership is equipping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain employment in the fitness industry.

Australian Open highlights

Although the finals will be happening as we go to print, we offer some of the highlights of this year’s Australian Open. We also bid farewell to Kobe Bryant ...

Aussie swimmers impress at team championships

Australia’s new backstroke queen Minna Atherton has fallen just short of another short-course world record at the inaugural International...

Sydney Uni crews triumphant

Home advantage was not the case in the 2019 Australian Boat Race, with the University of Melbourne finishing behind the University of Sydney in the men’s and women’s races.

Swanning into schools for fun and fitness

Swansfit health and fitness program is a local initiative to teach young Australians about leading an active lifestyle.

Showing their true colours

South Sydney star utility Adam Doueihi recently had the unenviable task of judging the SSH Rabbitohs Colour & Win competition.

Focusing on fitness in the community

Hiscoes Gym and Fitness Centre on Crown Street is a Surry Hills institution, having operated for the last 39...

Skipping to their hearts’ content

Many Australian schools participate in the annual Jump Rope for Heart program, an initiative created by the Heart Foundation...

Souths hop to the top

Big congratulations to Souths for reaching the top of the ladder with a hard-fought win over the Raiders in Canberra, 16-12.

Fan-tastic start for Souths

We have now seen three rounds of the season. Souths are looking good.

New coach, new beginning for Rabbitohs

All right, it’s time to get excited about the footy. The NRL season kicks off this month, and things are looking good for the Rabbitohs.

Freestyle swimming and wrestling

Mohsen Lack is a lifeguard and duty manager at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), where he works four to five days a week.

Souths in 2018 – looking back, looking forward

It was a tight contest this year, and our mighty Red and Green team did us proud.

Victor Trumper’s famous fiver

Jim Cattlin writes: “I am researching for a monograph on an historic event at Redfern Oval.

Roller Game glory days

In the early 1960s, the Roller Game was capturing Aussie kids’ imaginations on Saturday afternoon TV – and right in the thick of the action were Redfern’s Shirley Watts and Sue Bull.

Souths – simply the best!

The South Sydney Rabbitohs women’s team has won the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Rugby League minor premiership.

Blues sisters inspire passion for greatest game

The Queensland Maroons and NSW Blues staged a skilful contest at North Sydney Oval.

Local dojo re-opens doors after major renovation

The Australian headquarters of Seido Karate has recently re-opened its doors after a major renovation, and this month launched its full program of classes.

Basketball at Prince Alfred Park

The warm autumn weather was perfect for a day of fun and exercise.

Slacklining at Prince Alfred Park

Cat on the slackline, Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills.

Women making history on the James Craig

In the lead-up to IWD, women involved in the volunteer activities of the James Craig made history with the ship's first all-female watch.

Gems and Goannas win first footy festival

The First Nations of Australia defeated their Māori rivals in the first Festival of Indigenous Rugby League held on...

Woolloomooloo workout

I’ve found a great place to exercise in a fabulous multi-award-winning building – the Juanita Neilsen Community Centre (JNCC) on Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo.

Sunday afternoon at Prince Alfred Park

A sunny Sunday in Sydney.

Gong Ride raises millions for MS care and support services

On Sunday November 5, the Acoustic Bikies – David Schanzer, Matthew Links and Vicki Sapountzis – woke up, saw...

Farewell Madge, and thank you!

Fans of both teams were buzzing with excitement, trading friendly taunts as to who was going to win. I...