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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Leave the jersey in a better place

Something magical happens when you’re playing for a higher power… like when a player puts on a jersey that’s steeped in the history of the sport – you feel the legacies of the great players who have gone before. 
 
You’re instantly lifted. You want to...
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Hold Your Friends (and Your Memories) Tight

I recently spent a few days on a little slice of rustic paradise: Cape Upstart, only accessible by boat out of Molongle Creek, further north than Bowen. It’s the kind of place that etches childhood memories on your heart and mind. A place that gets under your skin, and becomes that place...

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Taking time for mental health

mental health Oct 13, 2020

10-18 October 2020 is Queensland Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is #TakeTime for mental health, and now, more than ever, it’s so important to take the time to check in with yourself and those around you.

Over the years, I have found that I’m happiest when I’m living...

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