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Sex, Lies & Our Young Men

October 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

When rugby league player Brett Stewart was acquitted of sexual assault yesterday, his family, friends and fans were no doubt thankful that our judicial system had done its job.
In March 2009 a 17-year-old woman accused Stewart of digital rape. He protested his innocence amid a highly public he said/she said media circus but had [...]

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Tags: Law · Media · Relationships · Sport · Violence · sex

Inspired By A Will To Win

June 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

It may not have been the outcome that we were all hoping for, but when Francesca Schiavone won the French Open last night against the favoured Sam Stosur I was handed a relevant case study for the next pep talk with my 16-year-old.
Stosur had beaten Schiavone in their previous four battles, as [...]

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Tags: Education · Heroes · Motivation · Self-esteem · Sport

Passionate About Female Sports

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Netball Australia’s first television commercial.
Support your daughter’s passion for sport.
Great for fitness, health, friendships and self-esteem.

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Tags: Health · Heroes · Sport

The Case For Investing In Sports Coaching

May 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Sport is a ridiculously big deal for most Australian boys. For those who care, their self-esteem seems to be wrapped around an ability to score a goal (soccer) or hit a boundary (cricket).
My boys have always loved sport but were not born with the natural ability to be sport stars. When they were younger it [...]

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Tags: Self-esteem · Sport

Explaining Group Sex To Your Teenager

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Above: Soon-to-be former Footy Show co-host Matthew Johns
My sons are huge fans of the NRL version of The Footy Show. Thursday night is a headache to get them to bed. Their favourite is former Cronulla Sharks player Matthew Johns, who added much-needed comedic value to the program when he joined some years ago.
So when my [...]

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Tags: Heroes · Media · Sport · sex

Why Men Should Get Behind Netball

April 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ll declare my hand early. I sit on the Board of Netball Australia and I’m passionate about female causes.
As I sat alongside my two sons at last night’s World Cup qualifying match between the Socceroos and Uzbekistan, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the numbers of families in attendance. Soccer-mad sons, with heritage reaching [...]

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Tags: Heroes · Sport