Grumpily forcing grassroots data to exist: Alyssa Longmuir’s impact on Australian ice hockey

In a world where statistics in sport are an assumed asset, ice hockey analyst Alyssa Longmuir is grumpily forcing grassroots data to exist in Australia. Nowadays sport and statistics go hand in hand, and there’s an assumption that they’re readily available (well, for men’s leagues anyway). When Alyssa Longmuir became a fan of ice hockey …

Lauren Parker: “I can be better, fitter, stronger and faster for 2021”

While the postponement of the Tokyo Paralympics was disappointing for paratriathlete Lauren Parker, her focus is on being fitter, faster and stronger for 2021. Refocus and adapt. That’s how Australian paratriathlete Lauren Parker has dealt with the postponement of the Tokyo Games, which would have been her first Paralympics. “Initially when I heard the games …

Tait Mackrill on the AFLW benchmark rising, the Giants’ midfield depth and persistence

It’s been a tumultuous year, to say the least. Australia heralded the new year with half the country on fire, and as we began to find some normalcy—normalcy for many meaning heading to the footy on the weekend and dissecting the games during the week—everything suddenly stopped. We’ve heard from many perspectives: AFLW players who …