AFL Finals Review: Raining Dogs and Cats

AFL Finals Review: Raining Dogs and Cats

So here we are. Four teams left. Three games to go till season 2021 is over. It is amazing that they have been able to get the season in at all. Games have been played everywhere. Players and their families have been carted all over the country..

  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue...and Red

    As if it weren’t bad enough to be in Lockdown Version...6.2? I don't know, I’ve lost track...we have just got the news that for the second year in a row, the AFL Grand Final will not be held on the hallowed turf of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but will instead, unlike those poor sparrows, fly across the Nullarbor and be played out before the so-far COVID free eyes of Westralians.

  • AFL Finals: All aboard for the Dee-train

    AFL Finals are upon us and while they may not be in Melbourne or Sydney they are still on. Unlike New South Wales and Victorian country and suburban football. Some leagues have plans to play sometime in September, others have named their Premiers already.

  • The Olympic equation: How to win gold

    The math equation is simple. To win an Olympic gold an athlete has one chance in one event, on one day, every four years. A once in a lifetime gamble to align the planets to win the greatest sporting prize: an Olympic gold.

  • Olympics: One step away

    The Olympics have just finished, familiar with names you may have heard this year include: Kaylee McKeown (Gold swimming 100m & 200m backstroke, medley relay, freestyle relay), Arianne Titmus (Gold swimming 400m, 200m), Keegan Palmer (Gold skateboarding), Logan Martin (Gold BMX Freestyle) or Nicola McDermott (Silver high jump).

  • A Freo Fans Anxiety

    I began writing this article on Sunday afternoon before the final two games of AFL round 21. It serves as a time capsule of hope. Also one of frustration, angst, anger and regret. I have not changed what was written.

  • After the Tokyo Olympics

    The Tokyo Olympics has been a historic event showcasing some of the world’s greatest athletes. It has also taught us about many of the key Gospel components. From of “sin bins”, to themes of sacrifice, and victory, the Olympics point to the eternal nature of God and His relationship with us.

  • Olympic Bottle Toss

    As a kid I loved watching the Olympics and learning about all the different sports. It’s been fun to watch my children get into the Olympic spirit at the Tokyo Games.

  • Day 14 of the Tokyo Olympics

    Being a coach is a tough gig. Your destiny is tied up with your teams’ performances. A coach must be a multi-skilled operative. They are an expert in their chosen sport, on top of all the technical details, an instructor, a tactician, a motivator, a psychologist, a counsellor, a manager of people, a confessor, an authoritarian, a friend, a CEO yet servant to the club and players.

  • Day 13 of the Tokyo Olympics

    A snippet from a new sports devotional, The Spirit of Victory. Available through your favourite bookstore.

  • Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics

    One of the great men I have had the privilege of meeting in life was Ron Williams. Ron was an Aboriginal elder and evangelist who travelled all over Australia, bringing the good news of Jesus to all. Ron was the father of Lydia, accomplished goalkeeper for the Matilda’s (the Australian Women’s Football team).

  • Day 10 of the Tokyo Olympics