IT IS long past time to inject some common sense into the ludicrous fear and loathing around photography at children’s sport. Parents be clear – you can, and should, take photos of your kids playing team sport. Not only is there no law or enforceable club regulation against it but, if child protection is the goal, then a ban is an utter waste of time.
I’ve been a Sydney Swans fan for more than a decade and like many sports fans, transitioning from a young single fan free to attend games or watch on TV, to a fan with family responsibilities and trying to juggle those family commitments around my love for the game, has been difficult. But when the sport is as family friendly as the AFL is, and the team is as special as the Sydney Swans are, well the effort is worth it. Continue reading
When did “role model” become such a pejorative term? When coupled with sports it seems our stars of the footy field (and cricket pitch and tennis court) feel that to be a role model is either beneath them or perhaps too hard. Continue reading
I felt sick yesterday when I saw this picture of Sharks prop Ben Ross after a brutal tackle. The footballer lay motionless on the field for many minutes, knocked unconscious by a bone-crunching tackle. Continue reading