Female skateboarders shred stigma

Indigo Willing at Rock Up and Rip

ASHLEE STENNER Girls of all ages around Brisbane are proving that skateboarding is not just a sport for boys, thanks to local group Girls Skate Brisbane. The group was created by three female skateboarders - Indigo Willing, Evie Ryder and Tora … [Read more...]

From Cotton Cup to NRL Grand Final

BRANDON CLARK Narrabri junior football players scored a role in the biggest day on the rugby league calendar year. While the major duties were left to the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm, the Narrabri Blues youngsters got to award the … [Read more...]

Gold Coast royalty ‘Thwaite’ signs

JORDAN QUINN NPL side Gold Coast United have announced the signing of former A-League defender Michael Thwaite to bolster their squad for the 2019 season. Brisbane-born Thwaite, 35, is excited about the opportunity to return to the Gold … [Read more...]

Star athlete to mental health advocate

JORDI WOOD Michael Thwaite knows the exhilarating highs of a successful football career, and also the bitter lows.  The 35-year-old Socceroos veteran of two FIFA World cups, several A-League teams and almost a decade playing overseas now approaches … [Read more...]

Rock Up and Rip gets girls on board

Miranda Heymink at Rock Up and Rip

ASHLEE STENNER Girls of all ages and skill levels took over Fairfield Skatepark on the weekend for a special event known as Rock Up and Rip. The event, which is in its second year, was organised by community group Girls Skate Brisbane, which … [Read more...]

Local boccia club to compete in tri-series

ISABELLA NEAL The Gold Coast Boccia Club is gearing for the final round of the local series in its inaugural year ahead of the state championships.  Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to lawn bowls played by people with motor … [Read more...]

Gold Coast race stretches 320km

BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Australia’s first ever 200 mile race is coming to the Gold Coast this month. https://youtu.be/pZMHUMwBuek The Altra Nerang 200 calls on runners from around the world to beat 200 miles – 320 kilometres – on a 25km loop … [Read more...]

Referees call full-time on abuse

JORDAN QUINN What began as a routine football match at Broadbeach Soccer Club ended with physical altercations involving the crowd, referees locked in their rooms for safety and the ejection of a team from the Coast League competition. The … [Read more...]

Disability activist inspires change

ISABELLA NEAL “You can’t, you won’t, you will never...” These are words that Amy Tobin has heard ever since she was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy at a mere five days old before suffering a secondary brain hemorrhage. Now, at … [Read more...]

Women’s ACL injury reduction becomes cross-code goal

Miranda Ohara puts Jess Wuetschner through injury risk reduction training

EMMA DILLON There are many barriers for women participating in elite level sport; most female athletes need to work to supplement their playing income, access to facilities is often arranged to accommodate men’s fixtures, and media coverage remains … [Read more...]