A few days back I stumbled onto an example of one of the sports clubs that, despite being ranked highly by the Australian Sports Commission as being potentially worthy of a federal government sports grant, had been turned down by the Federal Sports Minister. The Victorian soccer club in question had been assessed by the ASC (Australian Sports Commission) on a ranking scale … [Read more...]
Archives for January 2020
Rugby scrum and sports rorts – government employs Spartan approach
I can’t believe that its over two thousand years since I last packed down in the front row of the Athens 1st fifteen. We were good. Especially our scrum. I was the best hooker in the Hellenic Union if I do say so myself. Those Spartan sissies thought that they could match us in the scrumming department, but they were dreaming. We kicked their arses. Time and time … [Read more...]
Sports funding – Why bother with a Sports Commission? The Minister knows best!
Socrates and Aristotle are in the philosopher’s sports bar when Aristotle raises the subject of the Australian National Audit Office’s enquiry into the former sports minister’s awarding of funding in the Community Sport Infrastructure Program. Socrates slams his beer on the bar. Socrates: One hundred million bucks! One hundred million bucks! That’s what she gave out. That … [Read more...]
Assists versus stuff ups. Where do Australian guards stand?
Directly comparing players in basketball can present problems. The Australian hoops journalists like to focus on Ben Simmons and Patty Mills as our two NBA guard superstars. Joe Ingles is more of a small forward than a two guard, but he often gets thrown into the discussions about the Boomer’s potential potent back court rotation as well. Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova, for … [Read more...]