SMELLY SOCKS: WHY WOMEN HATE THEM AND MEN JUST DON’T CARE

Ewwwww! That’s the usual reaction you get from women within 10 metres of sweaty, smelly sports socks or other gear. But why is it that women can’t stand smelly socks, and men can sit in them all day without it bothering them?  I have to admit, I love watching my husband and son play their Read more…

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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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SYDNEY SPORT: SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE

Spring is in the air! And that means longer and warmer days … and plenty of opportunity to have loads of fun outdoors, making new friends and learning new skills. Sydney Sport’s Spring School Holiday Guide features exciting sports activities, clinics and camps around Sydney for kids of all school ages. So what sporty 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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HOW TO RIDE THE 35KM OF CYCLING PATHS AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

Sydney Olympic Park is a seriously great place to ride your bike. The 35km of cycling pathways (perfect for the whole family, BMXers, and racing and training cyclists) take you through spectacular parklands. You can also pass Olympic icons, shipwrecks, wildlife, art and more along the way. And if you don’t own a bike, simply 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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HOW TO TACKLE BULLIES IN SPORT

A couple of years ago the NRL announced a Tackle Bullying Program, to help teammates, friends and classmates understand the impact of bullies in sport and other areas of life, and how to deal with them. Bullying is, sadly, still practised within our sporting communities. But we can ALL do something about it. Remember, bullies in sport are Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE

Sydney Sport’s Guide to Autumn School Holiday Sports features exciting sports activities, clinics and camps around Sydney for kids of all school ages. School holidays can be a bit on the boring side for our boys and girls, so these are a fantastic way to help them burn energy while staying off the electronics. They will also refine their motor skills, learn Read more…

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‘SUPERVISED KIDS DON’T DROWN,’ SAYS A CONCERNED MUM

Since 19 December 2016, there have been more than 20 deaths due to drowning – and it’s only January! Most of these deaths were kids. One mother of young children was so disturbed by this statistic, she put fingers to keyboard to urge parents to take more care watching their kids around water. It’s such a tragedy we are losing so 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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GUIDE TO SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport’s Guide to Summer School Holiday Sports features exciting sports activities and programs around Sydney for kids of all ages. Sports are a fantastic way to help boys and girls burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break. They will refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the featured Summer school holiday 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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WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK: DO YOU NEED ONE?

Back in June 2013 the NSW Commission for Children and Young People introduced a mandatory check for anyone who works around children, thus it was named the Working With Children Check (WWCC). So what does it involve for those working in the sporting industry? In a nutshell, the Working With Children Check is designed to help Read more…

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COULD YOUR CHILD STOP THEMSELVES FROM DROWNING?

Whenever we hear of a drowning tragedy, it immediately brings to mind any young people we know and their swimming ability. Many of us have pools, or friends or neighbours with one, and then there are the countless beaches and other waterways where we like to cool off and have fun. Of course, we try to watch 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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SYDNEY SPORT’S GUIDE TO SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport’s Guide to Spring School Holiday Sports features exciting sports activities and programs for boys and girls of all ages. A fantastic way to help the kids burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break, they’ll also have the opportunity to refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the 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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STAINS: HOW TO GET GRASS, BLOOD & DIRT OUT OF SPORTS GEAR!

Stains. They may be worn as a badge of honour during a match – proof of a well-fought game – but when it comes to laundry time, they can be a bugger to get out. So, here are our tricks to getting those grass, blood and dirt marks out of your sporting gear, so that it becomes a blank canvas again Read more…

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27 ACTIVITIES TO GET YOUR KIDS MOVING MORE

If you’re like most parents, tearing your children away from screen time to spend a few hours playing or getting involved in physical activities and team sports can feel like an ongoing battle. And never more so than when it’s wet or cold outside. But persist we must, so here are some great ideas to help Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT: JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport: July School Holiday Sports is a go-to guide featuring exciting sports activities for boys and girls of all ages that are sure to help them burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break. Children will also have the opportunity to refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the featured July school Read more…

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