12 AWESOME MTB AND BMX TRACKS IN SYDNEY

So, the road or sealed meandering safe bike tracks don’t cut it for you? No worries. Ditch the tar for any of these cool mountain bike and BMX tracks for an adrenaline rush and a bit of air time. A few things to remember before you head out, especially if you’re going bush. Protect yourself Read more…

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TERRIFIC TRAMPOLINING VENUES AROUND SYDNEY

Let’s face it, kids love to bounce. And it’s a great way for them to keep active – even in cold or rainy weather. So here are the best spots to do just that all around Sydney.   1. Flip Out, 7 Sydney locations  At Flip Out, the aim is to give you healthy and awesome fun Read more…

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WHAT I LEARNT IN MY FIRST YEAR AS A FOOTBALL TEAM MANAGER

At the end of my son’s first season of soccer, writes Natasha Shaw, I’ve had time to reflect on what I learnt as team manager over those months. It’s been quite a journey, and mostly good I’m pleased to say. But there is definitely a smooth way to go about managing a team when you’re Read more…

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TENNIS ANYONE? HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR TENNIS RACQUET

Getting the right racquet for your grip size, age, gender and game level can mean the difference between an ace or disgrace on the court. Follow these tips so you can smash it! Try to find a racquet that feels comfortable, because if you feel comfortable holding it, you will be more confident in your Read more…

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HAVE YOU PLAYED DISC GOLF YET?

Disc golf is the newest sporting craze sweeping the nation! It’s fun, competitive, inexpensive to play and you can do it alone or in a team, no matter the age of the players. So let’s find out a little more about it…   Created in the ’60s, this game is bit like golf. You follow Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT: WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMPS

Sydney Sport’s Winter School Holiday Sport Camps features exciting sports activities, clinics and camps around Sydney for kids of all school ages. School holidays can be a bit of a bore for our young ones and teens, so the following options are a fantastic way to keep them occupied and help them burn energy. They will also refine their motor skills, learn Read more…

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WHY IS MY KID’S SPORTSGROUND CLOSED AGAIN?!

So, your U9 is eager to get to their Saturday football game, but though it’s a sunny morning, it’s been raining cats and dogs for most of the week. Will the sportsground still be closed, you wonder?   Suddenly, you get that message which says the match has been cancelled by the Council as the ground is too wet to play Read more…

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TENNIS: HOW TO SERVE LIKE THE AUSSIE OPEN PROS

There’s no doubt about it, how well you serve can mean the difference between winning and losing. And if you’re serving up balls at more than 200k’s an hour, like many gents were at the 2017 Australian Open, or getting ahead with aces, well that helps, too. Here’s how to make the most out of your Read more…

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HOW TO MAKE 2017 YOUR ‘PERSONAL BEST’

Athletes and those focused on their health want to better their personal best, win events and overcome any injuries over their sporting season. It can be tough to get motivated and know what to do to make positive changes, so hopefully these 10 tips will help you reach your goals this year. 1. Address your attitude Read more…

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20 NEW-RELEASE SPORT, FOOD AND HEALTH BOOKS!

Laze away summer arvos with a book – and we’re not talking a Mills & Boon romance here. Make it something inspirational, healthy or … delicious! Be it a bio or a novel, there are loads of new titles out now to entertain the whole family… CRICKET The Big Bash Book 2016-17 by Daniel Lane Get Read more…

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THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET

Got people coming over to your house for a barbie? After their bellies are full, why not challenge them to a game of backyard cricket? It’s pretty much an Aussie tradition on a hot day. But don’t forget to follow the rules! Sure, you can make up your own, but if you like, here are some Read more…

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FOX SPORTS’ MURRAY SHAW PREVIEWS THE 2016-17 HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE TEAMS (PART 2)

The A-League season has begun. Coaches, players and fans alike are dreaming of success for their clubs. But here, Murray Shaw, Executive Producer of Football at Fox Sports, predicts who has a realistic chance of lifting the silverware this season. In Part 2 of this series, Murray Shaw reviews the remaining five Hyundai A-League teams. How will the Phoenix stack Read more…

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FOX SPORTS’ MURRAY SHAW PREVIEWS THE 2016-17 HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE TEAMS (PART 1)

The A-League season has begun. Coaches, players and fans alike are dreaming of success for their clubs. But here, Murray Shaw, Executive Producer of Football at Fox Sports, predicts who has a realistic chance of lifting the silverware this season. In Part 1 of this series, Murray takes a look at five Hyundai A-League clubs, including last year’s champs, Adelaide Read more…

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WHAT BALL SIZE DOES YOUR CHILD NEED FOR THEIR SPORT?

As your sporty child grows, their ball needs to grow with them. So, to help them be the best at their game, here is a snapshot of what ball size is recommended for sports at various ages.  AFL U9-U11 – Size 2 U12-U13 – Size 3 U14-U15 – Size 4 15+ females – Size 4.5 15+ males Read more…

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SHOULD I LET MY CHILD PLAY HIGH-CONTACT RUGBY UNION OR LEAGUE?

Rugby union and rugby league are typically both high-contact, high-collision sports, and it can invoke dread in many parents when their son (or daughter) decides they want to play one of these codes. So do you wrap up your child in cotton wool and say ‘no!’ straight out to them playing? Here’s a little more info to help with your decision-making. Read more…

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50 SPORTS BARS IN SYDNEY

Keen to watch a game and not sure where to go? Then take a look at these 50 sports bars spread all over Sydney. Many have big screens and show both national and international competitions. So, whether you lack Fox Sports, Sky or ESPN at home, or just want to soak up the atmosphere with other fans, take your pick Read more…

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TOP 20 SPORTS PLAYED AROUND THE NATION

No doubt about it, certain sports are more popular in particular areas and age groups. But, as a whole, which sport do you think tops the list in all people above the age of six? And is it a team or non-team sport? You might be surprised… Age 6-13 years In the 6-13 age group surveyed by Roy Morgan Read more…

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5 WAYS COFFEE CAN POWER UP TRAINING + PERFORMANCE

If you enjoy a daily coffee, you are no stranger to the perks of caffeine. And when it comes to athletes, the substance has a similar effect. There are plenty of studies showing that caffeine is beneficial when consumed before sports training or competition. It is even considered a performance enhancer by many. Let’s take a look at why. The International Olympic Committee Read more…

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WOW MEOWWW! THESE CATS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL!

Ok, so maybe they don’t belong in Reowww Madrid (sorry!), but we couldn’t resist having a bit of kitty fun and showing you what some clever cats have been doing with the round ball on YouTube. How their owners picked up on their football talent is anyone’s guess, but we’re sure glad they did! CATS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL! Read more…

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YES! A HOLE-IN-ONE! WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?!

It’s every golfer’s dream: that seemingly elusive hole-in-one. You often hear the stories of mates and the pros, of course, scoring their ace, so why not you? Truly, what does it take – physics, skill, or just pure dumb luck? Let’s see what your chances are…  In the recent US Masters Par-3 Contest in Augusta, there were Read more…

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10 FOODS AND DRINKS TO HELP YOUR BODY RECOVER AFTER SPORT AND EXERCISE

You’ve just run a zillion miles in your Saturday morning football or netball game and don’t think you’ll ever be able to move another muscle again, or you’ve cycled till your legs ache, or pounded the pavement till your feet are numb… Whether you are a social or competitive athlete, all this exercise has a profound impact on your body, Read more…

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10 SERIOUSLY STRANGE SPORTS PLAYED IN SYDNEY

It’s not all football, cricket and netball in Sydney. Believe it or not, there are stacks of locals involved in many other sports … and not all of them you would instantly recognise. The sports we’ve listed below all have a ‘little crazy’ element, but they also look like serious fun! 1. Subbuteo What is it? Also known Read more…

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