“I play for her”: Tyan Taylor’s Goalball journey

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport.  The first time Tyan Taylor saw goalball being played was at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics. She thought it was the coolest thing she had ever seen. Taylor had grown up with ocular albinism and nystagmus which impacted her vision and goalball was the first […]

Surreal but familiar: Aoife Coughlan’s Tokyo experience

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport.  When Aoife Coughlan’s parents Paul and Jean met decades ago doing judo at university, little did they know that they were starting a connection to the sport which would continue through their children. Coughlan first set foot on a judo mat at age five.

AJ Jennings is going for gold

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport. CW: This article includes mention of suicide and drug addiction After living with chronic pain, depression and an addiction to prescription medication for two decades, AJ Jennings made a brave decision to amputate her right leg through the knee. It wasn’t too long after […]

Lauren Reynolds ready to smash her BMX competition at Tokyo

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. Five years ago, after the Rio Olympic Games, Australian BMX athlete Lauren Reynolds was at her lowest. “After Rio I felt completely unaccomplished,” says Reynolds. “Even though I had been to two Olympic Games, I felt like I was going nowhere and nothing made […]