Game, set and match for Redcliffe Open

Redcliffe Open winner Mitchell Robins

AARON GOODWIN After a fortnight of high-octane tennis from more than 200 players, the winners have been decided at the 2018 Redcliffe Open. Mitchell Robins pulled off a surprising win over number one seeded Jayden Court in the Men’s final, … [Read more...]

Touch football steps from league shadow

SHILOH PAYNE The NRL has wrapped their inaugural touch football premiership, granting new opportunities for elite players. It is the first significant opportunity the low-contact sport has been given to explore a nationally broadcast competition, … [Read more...]

Motorcycle fans flock to Dust Hustle 7

Riders wait at Dust Hustle 7

BODHI CUTLER Thousands of motorcycle fans descended upon north Brisbane’s Micky Doohan Raceway over the weekend for the Ellaspede Dust Hustle 7. The amateur motorbike event began in 2014 and features amateur riders competing on a dirt track in … [Read more...]

Junior league debates weighty issue

JAKE GALLAGHER Chances are you’ve seen the video: a nine-year-old rugby league player estimated at 80kg lumbering unimpeded through a team of players half his size. The viral footage shows the mini-mountain scoring at will, his smaller opponents … [Read more...]

Online coverage heralds new chapter for QAFL

Broadbeach Benji Neal with Palm Beach opponents

AARON GOODWIN Weekend warriors have been going into battle for their local Aussie Rules clubs in Queensland since the 1920s. Since then, the state’s AFL competition has moved on in leaps and bounds, and this year is no exception marking, as it does, … [Read more...]

Brisbane Lines win 2018 Reclink Brisbane Community Cup

Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett with Reclink founder Peter Cullen holding up the 2018 cup

EMMA DILLON The Brisbane Lines took out the third annual Reclink Brisbane Community Cup yesterday, winning the match 6.7.43 - 5.6.36. The Reclink Brisbane Community Cup is an all-star AFL match pitting the Brisbane Lines, a team of music … [Read more...]

Trade 2018 brings ‘boom for your buck’ says Mayor Tate

ERIN SEMMLER There’s a lot more to the Commonwealth Games than sport. When 71 nations and territories come together, connections are made in the way of sport, art, culture and business. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) CEO, David … [Read more...]

From injury to gold for diving star

ERIN SEMMLER   Australia’s Melissa Wu has pushed through injury to win her first individual international gold medal in the ten-metre event overnight. Her brother Josh Wu said the 25-year-old has been chasing an individual gold … [Read more...]

Empty Gold Coast roads might mean changing attitudes to public transport

GEORGIA COSTI Commonwealth Games organisers have hit back at claims that the Gold Coast has become a “ghost town” during the Games. https://twitter.com/peter_rodrick/status/983123746813829120 GOLDOC chief executive officer Mark Peters said … [Read more...]

Australia detected more than its share of pre-Games dope cheats

GEORGIA COSTI and ERIN SEMMLER Australia might well be a gold medallist in doping detection, according to figures released by organisers yesterday. CEO of the Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA) David Sharpe advised that three … [Read more...]