GOIN’ OFF-ROAD: HOW TO GET INTO TRAIL RUNNING

When I started running on surfaces that weren’t, y’know, concrete, I found out a few things, admits experienced trail runner Anne-Marie Cook. The first was that I wasn’t as skilled at ‘running’ as I thought I was. I figured that out pretty darn quickly, as I tripped and slipped my way through a 10-kay, and 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. However, it’s an important reminder at the beginning of another season of sports that bullying is, sadly, still practised within our sporting 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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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 this year’s 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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DR JOANNA MCMILLAN’S VIETNAMESE PORK SALAD

When the weather is warm, a salad is a welcome appearance on the menu. And while a basic green side salad does the job, a salad with added meat and flavours can be a meal in itself. ‘I love the fresh flavours of Vietnamese food,’ says Dr Joanna McMillan in her new book Get Lean, Stay 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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FYI, DRINKING TOO MUCH WATER IS DANGEROUS!

We’re all told to keep our fluids up, to keep our bodies hydrated during and after spending time in the sun or exercising. But how much of a good thing is too much? It’s true that drinking too much water (known as hyponatremia) can deplete your system of vital nutrients which, in extreme cases, can lead 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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RECIPE: NEIL PERRY’S KOREAN SPICE-RUBBED CHICKEN

As one of Australia’s highest profile chefs and restaurant managers, Neil Perry is about to spread his culinary wings even wider. Having recently merged his Rockpool Group (think Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta, Spice Temple and Burger Project brands) with Urban Purveyor Group (which include Sake, Fratelli Fresh and The Bavarian), Neil isn’t about to take the mound of 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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GAME ON MOLES! THE REAL FACTS ABOUT SKIN CANCER

A good chunk of Aussie sports occur in the great outdoors. So are you protecting your skin? And do you really know if you are at risk of skin cancer and what it can look like? Melanoma is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in people aged 15–29, and athletes aren’t excluded, so here are the Read more…

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HOLY SMOKE! BUSH BACK-BURNING REALLY DOES AFFECT YOUR WORK-OUTS

If you’re a serious athlete, or simply exercise to stay fit and healthy, you are naturally affected by the air you breathe. And if you work out near areas that experience back-burning, like many of us do, then your lungs could be getting an almighty hammering. To help protect the lives of those living near the bush, the Read more…

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IS KELP THE NEW KALE? MEET THE NEW LEAN GREEN VITA-PACKED MACHINE

Recently, if you weren’t tipping back a kale smoothie, slipping kale into a salad or steaming it for a side, you weren’t ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’. But now there’s a new kid on the block: kelp. And it’s kicking all the right nutrient goals. We take a deeper look. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Read more…

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UNIQUE XMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR SPORTY PEEPS

Deck the halls with all things delightfully sporty this festive season. Where to start? How about with this list of goodies?! Buy them for loved ones or pop them on your own Chrissie wish list. We’ve arranged our Xmas gift ideas into three price ranges for ease of browsing… ♥ Under $50         ♥ $50 Read more…

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WIN 4 TICKETS TO A HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE CLASH OF YOUR CHOICE!

The A-League season is well and truly underway. So here is your chance to win 4 tickets to your choice of Hyundai A-League matches at one of 4 local home grounds… ——— Sydney FC Western Sydney Wanderers Central Coast Mariners Newcastle Jets It’s your choice… Want to see Tim Cahill with his new team at Melbourne City FC take on Western Read more…

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JOG TO IT: FIND A PARKRUN TO DO ON SATURDAYS IN SYDNEY!

Parkruns are a fantastic way to get fit, make friends and challenge yourself. The 5km timed runs take place every week on Saturdays in beautiful parklands. What’s more, they’re FREE! Find a Parkrun, then find your pace! Recently, even journalist and author Peter Fitzsimons got in on the Parkrun action in beautiful Mosman. ‘I googled it, joined, 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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