Where do I start with this one? The background. A few months back Alice Kunek (Bulleen Boomers basketballer and member of the Australian Opals national team) posted images of herself in “black-face” dress-up on the internet. Her Opals team mate, Liz Cambage (an Australian of Nigerian heritage), expressed disappointment and disgust that a team mate of hers could think … [Read more...]
Archives for May 2016
The enemy of my foe is my friend… or when England lose to anyone, its a good day!
John Campbell is in a self-analytical state of mind. Here he tries to explain his passionate disapproval of English sporting efforts. A lot of my mates who follow the NRL still sprout the ‘whoever is playing Manly’ line when asked who they will be barracking for in any upcoming round of footy. It harks back to the bad old days when the Sea Eagles from Sydney’s northern … [Read more...]
The Julian Rocks – a critter-filled snorkelling adventure
Socrates put down his basketball and rolled up his wrestling mat for a day to try out one of Byron Bay's most unforgettable adventure experiences and asks himself why he hadn't done it many years earlier. Julian Rocks is reputed to be one of the world's best scuba diving experiences and while Socrates only took the lesser snorkelling option he was still gobsmacked by the extent … [Read more...]
Forgiveness and trust… the keys to playing great footy (and being a great rugby league coach)!
Tim Edwards sits in on a Ben and Shane Walker (coaching guru brothers who mentor the Queensland Rugby League's Ipswitch Jets) video analysis session with their players and tries to figure out just what makes them so different from other coaches. Ben and Shane Walker coach the Ipswich Jets in the Intrust Super Cup, Queensland's rugby league competition. The former NRL star … [Read more...]
No time to get fit? Think again
Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training. The findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape – that there is simply not enough time. “This is a very time-efficient workout strategy,” says Martin Gibala, a professor of kinesiology at … [Read more...]