Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
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...

Athletes hit with depression and anxiety

Loneliness among athletes
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...

Want to fight with a sword and call it sport?

Want to fight with a sword and call it sport?
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...

The Transgender Sports Debate

Tanya Hosch, AFL general manager of inclusion and social policy
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...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy
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...

WA wrestling the world

WA wrestling the world
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...

More than a game

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

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
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
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...

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Reformer Pilates machine
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...

Tennis team set for finals

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

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens
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...

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