EFL: Rowville Hawks fly high at Panther Pit

Rowville and Blackburn go head to head at Morton Park (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Rowville and Blackburn go head to head at Morton Park (photo: Davis Harrigan)

In what turned out to be an exciting contest between two high quality teams, Rowville penetrated Blackburn’s defence when it mattered to secure a 9.14 (68) to 10.20 (80) win over the Panthers at Morton Park.

Sunny skies greeted both sides after early overcast clouds.  Matthew Robinson kicked four goals in a forward line performance that gave Rowville the edge in the second half, but the tale of the first half was the polar opposite. Continue reading

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Southern University Games: Edition Two: Raising the bar high with cheer and Frisbee

La Trobe cheerleadings at training (photo: Davis Harrigan)

La Trobe cheerleaders at training (photo: Davis Harrigan)

To be ready for a highly demanding and physical competition, you need to prepare both as a team and individually.

Ahead of the 2014 Southern University Games in Wodonga, that’s exactly what the La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee team is striving to achieve. Continue reading

Cricket: Spinning our way into the unknown

James Muirhead playing for the Melbourne Stars (photo: SMH/Getty Images)

James Muirhead playing for the Melbourne Stars (photo: SMH/Getty Images)

Australian cricket saw what could be considered its best summer last year – the last one came against India just a couple of short years back.

Breaking down the constituents, one topic of interest has seemingly plagued journos, critics and fans alike; why is there so much talk about the choice of a front-line spinner? Continue reading

Hockey: Our golden hockey Aussies

The picture says it all; the Hockeyroos are jubilant as they head into the final. (Pic: The Fans of Hockey)

The picture says it all; the Hockeyroos are jubilant as they head into the final. (Pic: The Fans of Hockey)

I have always been an interested spectator in every sport, but recently, my passion and knowledge of hockey (in this case, field hockey) has grown rapidly.

Both the Hockeyroos (Australian women) and Kookaburras (Australian men) are going for the gold medals respectively, this weekend, in the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup, over in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Edition One: How university students can “Be the Influence”

University students at the Be The Influence workshop get creative (photo: Davis Harrigan)

University students at the Be The Influence workshop get creative (photo: Davis Harrigan)

(This article was first seen here, for Australian University Sport)

Australian University Sport (AUS) hosted the third of five leadership workshops for university students on Wednesday.   The workshop was held at the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Melbourne campus, involving 45 students, team captains and a number of university staff who will be attending the 2014 Southern University Games in Wodonga next month. Continue reading

EFL: Norwood taking flight

Leigh Williams pulls in the contested Mark from Blackburn's Michael Locco (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Leigh Williams pulls in the contested Mark from Blackburn‘s Michael Locco (photo: Davis Harrigan)

The purple army at Mullum Reserve could not be flying any higher over Division One right now.

Norwood Football Club are doing everything right, and not much wrong in season 2014.  They started their campaign off with a bang, defeating East Ringwood away by 42 points, before returning home and hurting Vermont to the tune of 56 points.
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VWFL: Vic Metro take U/21 Crown

Sarah Perkins (left) and Terri McIntosh (right) go for the ball at Whitten Oval (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Sarah Perkins (left) and Terri McIntosh (right) go for the ball at Whitten Oval (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Conditions at the Whitten Oval fluctuated throughout the Vic Metro v Vic Country U/21 women’s match on Saturday, but the blue Metro girls took the trophy home, 9.13.67 to 6.10.46.

With the day considered to be the pinnacle for the young talent coming through the Victorian system, it showed, as the girls physicality continued to intensify each quarter. Continue reading

Cricket: IPL over, but entertainment galore

2014 champions Kolkata (photo: BCCI)

2014 champions Kolkata (photo: BCCI)

Let’s start off with a figure, and that figure is 714.  That’s the number of sixes hit across edition seven of the Indian Premier League, and 60 matches.

This tournament provided one of the greatest spectacles in the history of Twenty20 cricket.  From game one between the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, the stage was set. Continue reading