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Australia’s sporting history

The home of many of the most memorable performances in Australia’s sporting history was once a thriving cattle-yard way out west of Sydney. It was this old stockyard that gave me back a wealth that was no longer accessible to most Australians, though you can bet your bottom dollar it didn’t come easy. You see, the loss of the cattle-yard to make way for Homebush Stadium and the surrounding infrastructure of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games was of [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Blog, Sport|0 Comments

Oscar Pistorius

He's a man that many people have an opinion of - Oscar Pistorius, or perhaps you know him as the Blade Runner. But to me he's also a mate. Recently, and as part of the promotion on the release of my book, I gave an exclusive interview to news.com.au to share my side of the story. When you have a relationship and are a little closer to a situation you tend to see things that may often be missed. I don’t [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Latest Blog|0 Comments

What if?

What if? Every now and again I think of what the outcomes may have been of my sporting career if certain things did or didn't happen. I wonder what my life may have looked like if I had of been taught to run and use my artificial leg to the best of my ability by people that know them best rather than me just working it out as I went. Sure I had some good coaches and fantastic prosthetist throughout [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Just chop it off, Sally

Just chop it off, Sally. Hurdler and Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson breaks her wrist in a Diamond League race in Rome doing what she does best – racing. She makes an off-the-cuff comment soon after, and all hell breaks loose. Every human being that’s ever had a plan can tell you things don’t always work out right. A race can be brought to an abrupt halt with one slight stuff-up… and so can a media conference. Almost as quick [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Blog, Sport|7 Comments

Just chop it off, Sally

Just chop it off, Sally. Hurdler and Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson breaks her wrist in a Diamond League race in Rome doing what she does best – racing. She makes an off-the-cuff comment soon after, and all hell breaks loose. Every human being that’s ever had a plan can tell you things don’t always work out right. A race can be brought to an abrupt halt with one slight stuff-up… and so can a media conference. Almost as quick [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Latest Blog|0 Comments

StarAmp Global and VIRUS

So happy to share the awesome news of the StarAmp Global and VIRUS Action Sport Performance Australia partnership. World first amputee management agency StarAmp Global has partnered with the most technologically advanced apparel brand on the planet VIRUS Action Sport Performance Australia. Managing Director of StarAmp Global Don Elgin said “joining forces with such an innovative brand like VIRUS would provide opportunities for the elite amputees athletes managed by StarAmp Global to have access to cutting edge technology that not [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The Eiffel Tower Paris

Perceptions so often create expectations, some good and others not so: when it comes to travel, I’m not immune to having my expectations surpassed. It’s not that I aim low – it’s more that I prefer not to count my chickens before they hatch. I tend to live by this somewhat simple philosophy, and over the years I’m sure it’s helped me dodge staring too often down the barrel of disappointment. I prefer to avoid pre-empting how things will be [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Blog, Life|2 Comments

ALS Ice bucket challenge

ALS Ice bucket challenge is a brilliant example of the power of social media used in a positive way. I have seen first hand the impact of MND and personally I hope that everyone gets nominated. Not only will being involved with the ALS ice bucket challenge make a difference and help the researches but it brings this hideous disease out to the open and gives us all a chance to be educated. There is a cure out there and [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Life|0 Comments

My 2014 Commonwealth Games experience

My 2014 Commonwealth Games experience was nothing short of bloody awesome. There were plenty of set backs along the way but that's life and I know any goal worth having is worth working for. Being selected to take on the best athletes in the Commonwealth is a real buzz, to make the final of the discus was my goal and I'm delighted I was able to do that. I finished 8th. I loved the chance to explore Scotland and have a [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Blog, Life, Sport|0 Comments