Surfer inspires kids to go to school

In the slums around Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor in Kerala, India, poverty is everywhere. In one village children as young as 10 work on fishing boats instead of going to school. Just 2km away from Vizhinjam waves break cleanly on the shores of Kovalam Beach. It was here that Jelle Rigole, a 32-year-old Belgian, realised surfing […]


Trainer pulls his weight to help African orphans

A personal trainer has gone the extra mile to raise money and awareness for orphans in Africa by hiking one of United Arab Emirates’ tallest mountains. Lee Harrison tackled the 12km road up Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain as part of a fundraising campaign that will see the Abu Dhabi-based Brit complete a series of […]


Jose did it his way in Premier League win

He did it his way. Once again, Jose Mourinho (pictured) will lift the Premier League trophy after his Chelsea side wrapped up the title with three games to spare. The ‘Special One’ has the special touch when it comes to winning league titles. He did it in his breakout year as a manager with FC […]


Rabbitohs beat Dragons in see-sawing match

South Sydney defeated a fast-finishing St George Illawarra 16-10 at ANZ Stadium on Monday night. The three tries to two victory ended a three-match losing streak for the Rabbitohs as well as giving the Dragons their first loss in seven games. Returning half-back Adam Reynolds opened the scoring with a penalty goal after John Sutton […]


Oates on the boil for Broncos win

A last-minute try by Corey Oates at Suncorp Stadium gave Brisbane Broncos victory 8-5 on Friday night against Penrith Panthers in what was mostly a very dull game. But another not-so-dull moment occurred when Penrith back-rower Tyrone Peachy dropped player Adam Blair on his head. At the 60th minute Peachey fumbled the ball but regained […]


End of an era as Blues take Origin series in close game

The New South Wales Origin side has ended an eight-year losing streak in a thrilling match which looked poised to go either way right up to the final minutes. The Blues failed to score a single point until the 70th minute when half-back Trent Hodkinson ran over the line after fooling the Maroons with a […]


Blues outclass Maroons in first Origin clash

New South Wales won the first round of rugby league’s State of Origin in Sydney tonight 14-6, signalling the possible end to the Maroons’ seven-year series winning streak. Jarryd Hayne spun out from a tackle to score the first try of the night, putting the Blues in the lead within the first five minutes of […]


Football fever urged on Brisbane

People of Brisbane city should show their colours and team spirit this football season, according to Lord Mayor Graham Quirk With the first State of Origin clash next Wednesday, Cr Quirk said Brisbane should embrace the month of June and the football season. “What we are calling on people to do is to show their […]


Green and gold welcome for Olympic athletes

The CBD was transformed into a sea of green and gold as fans lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Australia’s Olympic athletes after their return from London. Crowds in their thousands filled Queen Street Mall at midday on Friday to see about 80 athletes for the official Brisbane welcome home parade. Excited Olympians […]


Bodybuilder to defend her international title

One of Brisbane’s youngest bodybuilders has announced she’s training for three more competitions, just weeks after taking the Melbourne International Natural Bodybuilding Association’s International Figures title. Personal trainer Nicole Banney, 20, said she would defend her International Figures title on 29 September at the Brisbane INBA Classic. Then, just days later, she’ll hit the stage […]


Craig Lowndes powers home in V8 supercars double-header

Craig Lowndes has declared he will fight for the V8 championship after clean sweeping the Coates Hire Ipswich 300 at the weekend. Team Vodafone’s Lowndes won both the Saturday and Sunday races ahead of Ford’s Mark Winterbottom and Lowndes’ teammate Jamie Whincup. “The weekend couldn’t have gone any better,” said Lowndes, currently ranked fourth in […]


Queensland swimmers win first Olympic gold for Australia

The women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team has given Australia its first gold medal of the London Olympics after defeating the Netherlands and the United States. The relay team – Queenslanders Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger – swam for their lives to break the Netherlands’ stranglehold on the event. Coutts got the […]


Dairy Farmer drops sponsorship of Townsville stadium

Dairy Farmers won’t be renewing naming rights sponsorship of Townsville’s stadium at the end of 2012. The government-owned stadium, home of the North Queensland Cowboys, will be seeking a new sponsor prepared to pay the several hundred thousand dollars a year for naming rights. Lion, the company that owns Dairy Farmers milk, has revealed it […]


Aussies fly on their broomsticks to England for wizard games

Accio broomstick! Australia’s quidditch team will compete in the international summer games in Oxford, timed to coincide with the London Olympics. The sport on broomsticks has swept the globe since 2005 when Xander Manshel adapted the rules in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books for muggles (non-magic humans). Quidditch summer games organiser Karen Kumaki said Australia, […]


Queensland makes it seven in a row

Queensland has cemented its place as the greatest rugby league team in history after clinching seven straight series wins at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night. A Josh Morris try and a Todd Carney conversion had scores locked at 20 a-piece with only nine minutes remaining. In a circumstance where Queensland would usually turn to […]


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