What a difference defence makes

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  The Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers are traditional Easter Monday rivals. Going into the Easter Monday clash, the Wests Tigers, led by James Tedesco, had proven that they were an attacking force to be reckoned with in season 2016 – having scored an […]

Do I need to give up my Parramatta Eels membership?

On Saturday night in front of their home crowd at Pirtek Stadium, the Parramatta Eels were victorious by 20 points to 16 over the reigning premiers, the North Queensland Cowboys. For me, it was a performance characterised by courage and tenacity. Something that the Parramatta Eels have lacked in recent years. The Parramatta Eels of […]

How can rugby league grow without women? It can’t.

This story was first written for and published by Women’s Agenda on 15 May 2015. This week the National Rugby League (NRL) celebrates Women in League Round – a special round where the contributions of women at all levels of the game are recognised. I love rugby league – the sport is my passion and […]

Mitchell Pearce: Not a redemption story

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. As the South Sydney Rabbitohs steamrolled the Sydney Roosters 42-10, I could not help but wonder how many Roosters fans were wishing Mitchell Pearce was back on the field. Just under a week ago, after spending a month in a Thai rehabilitation clinic, Pearce […]

How sport unites women in Western Sydney

This story was first written for and published by Western Sydney Women. There are very few things in the world that have the power that sport does. Sport has the capacity to incite passion, to cause devastation, to evoke extreme emotion and ultimately to unite us as human beings. Women in Western Sydney are lucky […]

Mitchell Pearce: Actions speak louder than words

Mitchell Pearce is back from rehab and has started his promotional tour.  He appears to be taking accountability for his actions, but is it all just a publicity stunt?  If you look at Pearce’s actions since the incident on Australia Day, they have all been straight out of the PR handbook.   The day after […]