IronWoman Series returns to Bondi Beach

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last couple of years have been positive for Surf Life Saving Australia. At the end of 2020, Channel Nine was announced as the new broadcast partner for the IronMan and IronWoman Series This weekend marks another […]

Keely Froling is ready to take the lead this WNBL Season

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport. This WNBL off-season has led to plenty of change at the Sydney University Flames. Under the guidance of new coach Shane ‘Shyla’s dad’ Heal, the Flames have introduced some new players into the squad and are no doubt hoping to be serious title contenders. […]

Back to Bondi: Lizzie Welborn is ready to go back to where it all began

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport.  Last Thursday, Surf Life Saving Australia announced the upcoming dates for the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman series. The Nutri-Grain series will happen over six rounds in January and February and feature 40 of the top surf athletes across the country. In a big […]

A Powerful Place to Be: Alexandra Viney on rediscovering her ability

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport.  In 2010, at age 18, Alexandra Viney’s life changed instantly when she was in a high-speed car accident caused by a drunk driver. Viney survived the accident, but had lasting impairments to her left elbow, forearm and hand. Throughout her high school years, Viney […]

“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 […]