‘Netball is where I feel most me’: Matilda McDonell from Giants Netball

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Giants Netball goal defence Matilda McDonell grew up doing anything and everything.

McDonell credits her parents for encouraging her to try a variety of different things, so not only did she grow up playing lots of sports including basketball and rugby union, but she was also involved in performing arts and did a spelling bee or two as well.

‘My family are my biggest strength’: Noemie Fox ahead of the Canoe Slalom Australian Open

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This weekend the Canoe Slalom Australian Open will take place at Penrith Whitewater Stadium with all eyes on the new Olympic discipline, Extreme Slalom.

At the Oceania Championship, the winner of that event was Noemie Fox, but her biggest competition this weekend will be the her sister and the current Extreme Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox.

‘I still wanted to compete, because there was so much more I could do’: Beach volleyballer, Nikki Laird

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Like many children, Nikki Laird grew up with a love of sport and an ambition to beat her brother in whatever sport she was competing in.

Laird describes her 14-year-old self as a ‘random athlete’. She was playing field hockey, was a springboard diver and also enjoyed running and swimming.

Then through one of her friends came the chance to attend a beach volleyball clinic in Manly.

Aly Bull: Iron Woman, Olympian and firefighter

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Almost six months ago to the day, Aly Bull and Alyce Wood achieved a personal best time of 1:37.412 in the Final of the women’s K2 500 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

While being tantalisingly close to the podium, just 0.6 seconds off the medals, was a challenging feeling to grapple with, to achieve a personal best in a final is something that Bull and Wood are both extremely proud of.

IronWoman Series returns to Bondi Beach

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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.

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 big moment for the series when it returns to Bondi Beach.