Women’s sports rise to prominence, inspiring girls to follow their dreams
The meteoric rise in women’s sports has been one of the most
exciting trends in the entire sporting industry in Australia as every prominent
sporting code have now formed their own elite women’s competitions.
“Get ready for a broken F*&$!@% arm!” barks Aussie skipper Michael Clarke at bemused English bowler James Anderson in the latter part of the first Ashes test in 2015.
With those aggressive and crushing words a fire was lit between two of the longest standing rivals in cricket history. Never before had such volatile language been heard and transmitted to households across the world.
Cricket has long been valued and respected as a gentleman’s game, with honour being given to the laws of cricket as well as in the way it is supposed to be played. Of course that can be open to interpretation.
25-year-old weightlifter, Malek Chamoun from Summer Hill is the first ever legally blind athlete to qualify for the Australian Commonwealth Games Team. The teams have not yet been confirmed and will be revealed by June, but the Australian Weightlifting Federation says there is no doubt he will make it.
What makes Dirk Nowitzki the greatest shooter and one of the most inspiring players ever?
At seven feet tall Dirk Werner Nowitzki should not have such a stunning array of shooting moves. Sure he might look awkward when the ball leaves his fingers and his feet the ground – like a blonde, better looking cousin of Frankenstein – but who cares when a player of centre and power forward dimensions can finesse the ball through the net? It’s because he looks so stiff and square shouldered when putting on nightly shooting clinics that I find him so mesmerising to watch, like a National Geographic documentary.
Australian representative and Sharks destroyer Andrew Fifita is set to become the highest-paid prop forward in Rugby League’s 108 year history. Fifita, one of the most talked about talents in the modern game, is set to join the Canterbury Bulldogs for an astonishing $850,000 a season, The Australian reported today.
Dwindling away in reserve grade at the Tigers, Fifita was given his chance at the Sharks and hasn’t looked back. Using his huge 194cm, 116kg frame Fifita has been able to consistently produce barn-storming runs and crunching tackles and also has the ability to change the momentum for his team. His huge impact on the playing field, not just for the Sharks but for NSW and Australia, has made him one of the hottest properties on the market. It’s not just rival NRL clubs chasing his signature, but also cross-code clubs in the prestigious Super 15 Rugby competition.