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No footie for foreseeable future

by ALEC SMART On Tues 24 March, the A-League soccer followed the NRL, which followed the AFL, and suspended the 2020 football season in response to the coronavirus outbreak and efforts to curb its spread. Football Federation Australia (FFA) boss James Johnson said “This is a unanimous decision of the FFA board, but it is […]

Racism not Goodes enough

BY ALEC SMART The allegation that racism was at the heart of the relentless crowd booing that irked Australian Rules’ football player Adam Goodes has reignited, following recent screenings of a documentary film on his career, The Final Quarter. It was further augmented by ABC sports commentator Charlie King, himself of indigenous descent, who singled […]

Scoring a try for South Marrickville

South Sydney Rabbitohs first-grader Tulsa Saumanao is a fitness trainer for the Marrickville Souths Breakfast Club, a program that is helping disadvantaged youth in South Marrickville. A joint venture by Marrickville Council, Rabbitohs NRL ‘South Cares’ program and other partners, the program consists of three under-20s Rabbitohs players training kids at the local PCYC. Mr […]