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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

School hosts Indigenous games carnival

Ceremonial spears

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following story contains names of persons who have died. MICHAEL SLEEP Salisbury State School celebrated Indigenous culture and learning with the launch of their first … [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...]