Unearthing next-gen talent

The possibility of a 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games has got Aussies buzzing. It keeps coming up in conversation (maybe because I’m a tad excited!); with business contacts, friends, and even parents at my daughter’s school. One of the questions that keeps cropping up is, “How can I...

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Financial hurdles for Aussie athletes

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked throughout my career is,“can you make a living from being an elite athlete?”

Unfortunately, the answer for most is, “no”! 

 

People often look at our NRL stars or top tennis champs, and the impression is that...

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Masters make waves in Cairns

My family and I are heading north this week for the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games (GBRMG) in Cairns! It’s a fantastic event, and I’m honoured to be the official ambassador for this year’s Games. 

Last week on my blog, I talked a bit about the importance of kids getting...

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A taste of gold on the road to Tokyo

Aussie athletes and supporters are beginning to warm up, with less than 75 days to go until the Games in Tokyo! The final countdown is now on. 

These Games will be unique for a number of reasons, but they will be especially important as a highlight in the lives of the athletes and young...

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2033 Legacy

As I proudly reflect back on my career, spanning 5 Olympic Games, I hone in on the one that was in my home country! Not just because it was declared “the best Games ever”, or because we WON a Gold Medal, but mostly because all of that happened in front of (and for) my family, friends...

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Hitting the accelerator on sports innovation

Recently, I shared the OLYmpic announcement declaring Brisbane as the preferred host city for the Games in 2032. The announcement, made on 25 February, is a big deal for so many reasons, but especially for the innovation of sport and technology in Queensland.  

I am very proud to have...

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One giant leap for Brisbane!

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2021

When I leapt out of bed yesterday, I had so much spring in my step, I almost felt like Neil Armstrong landing on the moon! Why? Because Brisbane was named the preferred city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032!!

This is massive news for the town I’ve called home for 33 years! We...

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2021 in focus

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” – this Mike Tyson quote is one of my favourites and I refer to it often, but it feels especially relevant when we think back on 2020; a year that could definitely be described as a sucker-punch!

For my first blog post...

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The art of pivoting

Pivoting (not only a basketball term for changing direction, but also one of the most-used words of 2020!): it is something we have all had to do, in many ways and on many occasions, throughout 2020. We’ve become experts at ‘thriving in uncertainty’ – and while I know the...

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Before the sun goes down

Watching the sun go down on a recent holiday with my family, I began thinking about all the things I still have left on my bucket list. I was also keen to find out about my family's dreams and goals.

At the top of my bucket list is taking a year off with my daughter, Jordan, and wife, Sarah,...

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