Club women’s cricket, Melbourne (photo: Davis Harrigan)
The gap between perception of men’s and
women’s sport is becoming both alarming and appalling. In addition, the coverage of women’s games and events, while better, continues to languish behind the men. This must change.
I’ll start with the
Women’s Cricket. Two one day internationals for the Women’s Ashes series were recently held at the MCG, and patrons were admitted for free. Continue reading Women’s Sport: The inequality just won’t stop
La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee logo
Playing for a
sports team at university means you meet new friends, try new things and have new adventures.
One of those new adventures could be ultimate frisbee. In 2013, the La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee club (otherwise known as LATUUF) has seen a new cohort of players not only join the club, but stick with the club.
Continue reading Southern University Games: La Trobe University: Ultimate Frisbee Preview
The teams I support.
(This is a chronicle of my journalism adventure, and where the passion started)
In August of 2012 I had a bright idea. After hearing about some friends in my university course wanting to start up a sport blog/website, I
wanted in on the fun; but instead I took it down my own path. I am very glad I did.
My love of sport has no end; since a very young age I have rarely been seen without some sort of sporting gear in hand, or eyes glued to the
TV on the next blockbuster game. Continue reading Why Beyond Realisation? In fact, why sport?
Members of the La Trobe Ultimate Frisbee team. (my photo)
Being part of something in the
local community can be a fulfilling experience. Have a look at how people are involved, and sporting clubs appear with a large number of participants.
sport with a team, and not just watching it, is great fun. You participate with like-minded people, and play well enough and there could be rewards if you put in the hard work.
I currently play for the Blackburn Cricket Club, as well as the
Ultimate Frisbee team for La Trobe University. Playing with a sporting club is a massive thrill, and it keeps me fit, healthy and at the same time, happy. Continue reading The highs and lows of being part of a sports club
QLD Bull Ryan Harris, Feb 2013 (photo mine)
Cricket is in the blood of all Australians. It’s our summer sport; we play it in the backyard, at a
BBQ, on the street, on a field, anywhere we can find space.
For that matter, we become so engrossed in it, we can’t turn away.
Welcome to a list of 10 moments I have compiled (with the help of some
Twitter discussion) of Australian cricket moments of the 21st century. They are not listed in any particular order. Continue reading Cricket: 10 great Australian cricket moments of the 21st century
Michael Clarke & MS Dhoni pose w/ the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (from examiner.com)
Australia was thrown a curveball from the moment they stepped on to the sub-continent in February. In the end that curveball proved to be the side’s ultimate downfall.
Batting and bowling failures alike culminated in a shocking (and at times horrifying) 4- 0 series loss to India.
There are plenty of words to describe each test, each player, and each moment, but none more so than disappointing. Even travelling with a team that had largely not played in Indians conditions before, Australia was rolled, crushed and decimated over the past month in a way no-one expected.
Continue reading Cricket: India v Australia: Test Series Analysis and Review
The Australian women’s cricket team, the Southern Stars (sourced from Cricket News)
Equality is something the majority of people like to strive for, or perhaps participate in. Sport, however, seems to be a whole different playing field at times.
Australia has a reputation for producing strong cricket sides. However, it seems to be a little known fact that the Australian women’s cricket team, the Southern Stars, have been setting the bar across the world for women’s teams for several years now.
Continue reading Cricket: Women just as good as men-and they need more exposure
Today, the Australian football world was rocked hard by the news that Port Adelaide player (now former)
John McCarthy died in Las Vegas while on holiday with teammates. The news first broke via Twitter and then spread like wildfire across media agencies, online newspaper websites and general Twitter users.
After the meltdown over Australian athletes using Twitter at the London Olympics, and being too socially active, a lot of questions are being raised about the huge prominence of social media and its sometimes dire consequences.
Continue reading Social media and today’s sporting world