Women’s football gets popularity boost

Queensland Lions FC

JACK HOLT Interest in women’s football is on the rise, with Australia bidding for the 2023 Women’s World Cup and 570,000 watching Australia’s first Women’s World Cup match in France on SBS in June.   Football has become Australia’s most … [Read more...]

Road racing not for the faint hearted

Tayla Relph

MATTHEW HENDRY AND STAFF WRITERS Motorsport is a tough and dangerous activity, but Tayla Relph has wanted to ride motorbikes since she was given her first Yamaha Pee Wee 50 motorbike when she was just three years old.   Relph is now a … [Read more...]

Women’s hockey masters hits Gold Coast

Queensland hockey masters

SAKARA BELL The Hockey Australia Masters’ Women’s National Championships starts on the Gold Coast today, and will feature matches played by 39 teams from around Australia.   The event, which will be held at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre … [Read more...]

Defending champion gets set for Cooly Gold

Georgia Miller

SAKARA BELL One of Surf Life Saving’s most challenging endurance races, the Coolangatta Gold, returns on October 12 and 13, and 2018 winner Georgia Miller is in training to defend her title.   Miller, who is just 23 years of … [Read more...]

Gold Coast teen strides to success

Katie Hayward

SAAVANAH BOURKE Nineteen-year-old race walker Katie Hayward is on her way to being one of the youngest athletes ever to represent Australia in track and field at the Olympic level.   The Gold Coast teen, who has been race walking since … [Read more...]

Gymnast fights for Olympics contention

Georgia Godwin 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

SAAVANAH BOURKE The countdown is on for Australian artistic gymnast Georgia Godwin as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games selection event.   The event will be held at the Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre in October, … [Read more...]

Synchronised swimmer aims for Olympic team

Synchronised swimmer Rachel Presser

SAAVANAH BOURKE Nineteen-year-old Rachel Presser is swimming her way to the top, hoping to individually qualify for a spot on the Australian Synchronised Swimming team.   Swimmers selected for the team will compete at the upcoming … [Read more...]

Event tackles body image in female athletes

Female athlete in training

JADE MCGARRY Bond University is hosting a seminar and panel discussion tonight to investigate the way body image and performance requirements can affect female athletes.   The Female Athlete Body Image and Performance seminar will focus … [Read more...]

Motorsport evens field for female competitors

Avalon Biddle preparing the Kawasaki 400cc for team mate Shelby Turner

TAYLA RELPH Many elite sports create a firm gender gap, with male and female athletes competing separately. But motorsport is different, allowing female athletes to compete in the same events as their male counterparts.   Why? Because … [Read more...]