Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Annalise Hunt, Reporter

April 12, 2020

Can you safely exercise during pregnancy? Spoiler... the answer is yes. But the experts recommend that certain sports are avoided - such as any contact sports or high-altitude exercise like skiing and scuba diving. During the first trimester mothers-to-be should avoid any exercise that has them...

Athletes hit with depression and anxiety

Loneliness among athletes

Ebony Garlett, Reporter

April 5, 2018

Exercise is promoted as being good for mental and physical health but some elite athletes are experiencing the opposite effect. Australian netballer Sharni Layton explained to PerthNow that she has felt “really alone at times’’. Rated as one of the world's leading defenders, Layton said she did not ...

Want to fight with a sword and call it sport?

Want to fight with a sword and call it sport?

Olivia Morris, Reporter

March 29, 2018

“Fencing has been famously described as the physical game of chess,” according to Cedric Bauer, Communications Officer of Fencing WA. While that scene from Parent Trap (where a very young Lindsey Lohan fights herself) makes it look like child's play, this sport is world renown and competitions...

The Transgender Sports Debate

Tanya Hosch, AFL general manager of inclusion and social policy

Bella Sardelis

March 15, 2018

The Commonwealth Games Federation’s decision to include transgender New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard in the 2018 Commonwealth Games has sparked questions about the fairness of including transgender athletes in Australian sports. The decision to let Hubbard take part in the Games angered the...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

WA wrestling the world

WA wrestling the world

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017

If you were asked to imagine wrestling, the first thing that might come to your brain is WWE’s John Cena, or maybe Netflix’s new series GLOW, perhaps even Hulk Hogan if you’re a little older. What you might not know is that Perth has its own wrestling scene and it’s as exciting as hell. ECU...

More than a game

Photo taken by Claudia Haines-Cappeau, of an AFL football

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community, according to a new report on Indigenous participation in sport, by The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The importance of sport to the lives of Indigenous Australians has been widely acknowledged,...

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

The latest all women’s rookie team, “The Perth Wildpucks” celebrate playing their first game together at Gibbney Reserve, Maylands.
Photo by Marley Amphlett © 2017

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017

“The biggest draw card of the SRHL is the social aspect. The vibe is one of cooperation over competition.” -Spuddy Carville

WA rugby mourns The Force

WA rugby mourns The Force

Jack Baker, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2017

The decision from the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) to axe the Western Force from the Super Rugby competition has been met with anguish, disbelief and indignation. A rally held in Floreat to support The Force on Sunday was attended around 8,000 fans, including Andrew Forrest protesting the decision. In...

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Reformer Pilates machine

Tayla Damir, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017

Reformer Pilates has taken Perth by storm with classes booked out in studios around town. “Reformer pilates is Perth's latest health craze and it will continue to grow as anyone and everyone can do it, and the benefits are endless," said Helen Clarke, owner of Core Focus Pilates. “WA is always...

Tennis team set for finals

ECU's tennis team from left to right. Kieran Strom, Stephern Harms, Matt Lucas, Mikhail Smit

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter

July 5, 2016

What do you get when you combine engineering, sports science and marine biology students? ECU's tennis team of course. Meet first year students Matt Lucas, Kieran Strom, Stephen Harms and Mikhail Smit, who have been braving the cold to produce an impressive run of results on the court. L...

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter

April 26, 2016

Nathan Fyfe’s hopes of being back-to-back Brownlow medalist have been crushed after breaking his left leg again. Fremantle coach Ross Lyon said the new break is above where Fyfe had a titanium plate inserted after breaking it last year during the preliminary final against Hawthorn. The 24-year-old...

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