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Play like you are in the backyard

Many great sports people look back fondly on their childhood years playing sport in their backyards with their siblings. It brought us together… until one of us got bored, too tired or spat the dummy! The importance of maintaining adequate and quality green space in high density areas cannot be emphasised enough.

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Relentless Discipline. The makings of a GOAT?

What makes people the “Greatest of All Time” (GOAT)? The hype of Michael Jordan’s documentary “The Last Dance”, has got us all wondering- what exactly made him one of the greatest athletes on the planet? Relentless discipline is one of the key characteristics of ALL types of people who have created a legacy of greatness! If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.

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Lasting Friendships through Sport

Friendships developed from playing sport can last decades. It is the common element that brings them together even when they no longer play. When I found out these ladies had been friends since forming a hockey side 60 years ago- I knew there would be a good story in it. My interview with Adele Macdonald revealed true pioneers of the game, the value of friendship made through sport and the importance of female role models.

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Who’s on your team?

No one is ever successful on their own. Be mindful of how you respond to others who are joining your team. Do not prejudge, make false assumptions based on someone else’s opinion and do not disregard someone just because you don’t know them…they may end up being one of those team members who will help you achieve “your greatness”.

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Fortnite v’s Footy

A study of young adolescents revealed those with lower levels of leisure-time screen use had a lower number of depressive symptoms. In a world full of technology the struggle to find balance between screen time and outdoors, sometimes seems hard. It makes me wonder, what are the long term consequences? What are you doing as a parent to keep that balance?

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