Kelly Thompson

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Kelly Thompson is the newest member of the Sports journalist team. Kelly currently plays AFL for Casey Demons in the VFLW, and practices what she preaches as a HOPE (Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education) Teacher in Melbourne’s southeast.

  • The Sabbath. To Rest.

    Too many people in my world seem to be burdened with life at the moment and especially with work. Weeks are busy and full with, important meetings, and after-school extra-curricular events

  • Compass work: How to Orientate

    I can still recall my first orienteering event ever. I was a fresh 20-yr old, completing a degree in Outdoor Education at University. Part of the unit of work was to undertake an organised competition.

  • Same same but different: Reflections from a trip abroad

    I recently had the chance to visit Zimbabwe on a life-changing trip. It was wonderful!

  • Surfing Failures 

    Recently I was on a school camp with high school students. This was their year-level camp, and part of my role on camp was to teach them how to surf. 

  • Tall Timber: Learn to be

    In my last article, Tall Timber: How do they survive? I talked about my recent visit to “Redwood Forest” near Warburton, just outside of Melbourne.

  • The Barty Party is over

    Wednesday 23rd March 2022 will be a day to remember for so many, Ash Barty being one of them. The Tennis Champion, ranked number 1 in the World announced her retirement from the sport. This was a huge shock for so many, but to Barty, and her coach Craig Tyzzer, it never was a shock. 

  • Tall Timber: How do they survive?

    I recently had the chance to visit “Redwood Forest” near Warburton, just outside of Melbourne. The Redwood Tree Forest is reminiscent of where these giants originate in Redwood, California.The towering trees (about 1500 in total), measuring up to 55metres tall dwarf anything in sight and make for spectacular scenes for anyone who has visited.

  • Australia Wins Medals, In What?! Bobsled, Luge & Skeleton explained.

    At the closing ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Australia came home with a grand medal tally of 4

  • Sow, wait, wait, wait, Reap

  • Run like Jabez

    “ NowJabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in ...