Ashleigh Werner sliding her way to the Winter Olympics

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  rowing up, Ashleigh Werner had a dream of representing Australia in the Olympic Games, but you might say that over the years she has had some trouble picking just one sport to compete in. Throughout her life Werner has participated in plenty of sports, […]

Australian Opals ‘Rise up’ against racism

This post was first written for and published by the Roar.  ne of a team’s greatest strengths and one of its greatest challenges is that it is made up of a group of individuals. All those individuals come from different backgrounds and have varied political beliefs.

Elise Collier goes from cricket to shooting to Tokyo

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  lise Collier remembers watching the 2016 Rio Olympics from her school library as she was preparing for her final year exams. “I am a massive sports nut,” she says. “I will watch any sport, especially if Australia is competing.”

Parker packs a punch as she qualifies for Tokyo

This post was first written and published for The Roar.  he COVID-19 pandemic means our Olympic athletes will wait until 2021 to chase their Tokyo dreams. But for Caitlin Parker, one more year isn’t too long in the scheme of things. Parker may only be 23, but she considers herself a veteran in the sport […]

Georgie Rowe-ing her way to Tokyo

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  eorgie Rowe has already achieved plenty in the sport of rowing. In 2016 she was crowned a national champion at the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships and in 2018 made her debut for the Australian Rowing team in the women’s eight for the World Rowing […]

Netball Australia comes together in aid of bush fire relief

This article was first written and published for the Roar. This weekend the Australian summer will come to an end, and with that comes hope that there will be relief for large parts of the country following the most devastating bushfire season our country has ever faced. Just like other sports, following the bushfires, Netball […]

Marina Carrier qualifies for first Olympic Games

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  At age 13, Marina Carrier moved with her family to the United Kingdom after her dad had been given a job opportunity. Up until that point, Carrier had been a child that had enjoyed a variety of sports, but like most other Aussie children she […]

Courtney Hancock becomes Australia’s greatest female ocean athlete

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. Increasingly sport is being viewed as an entertainment concept, and in recent years we have seen many sports experiment with changes to bring added levels of excitement to fans. In Australia we’ve seen Cricket Australia introduce the Big Bash, the AFL experimented with AFLX, […]

Aussie Spirit wait 12 years to continue Olympic dream

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  The last time softball was contested at an Olympics Games was 12 years ago in 2008 in Beijing. Only two members of the current Aussie Spirit squad participated in those Olympic Games: captain Stacey Porter and Justine Smethurst.

The personal motivation fuelling Aussie women at the Sydney sevens

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  After finishing fourth over the weekend in Hamilton, the Australian women head into the Sydney leg of the world sevens tournament ranked second behind New Zealand. Shannon Parry is one of the players hoping to compete this weekend, particularly given this is the team’s […]