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Episode 4 — Dr Dianne Huxley

Sport is full of high emotion. There are moments of elation and joy and there are moments of frustration and deflation. For many sports parents, we’re riding this wave of ups and downs with our kids, guided by little more than our intuition. In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr […]

Episode 5 — Dr Jennifer McMahon

We love our #sporting heroes in Australia. We celebrate them, we admire them, we want to hear their stories. But what happens when a sporting dream doesn’t go to plan? What happens when the lines between “toughening the athlete” #coaching practices and abuse become blurred? What happens when a sporting […]

Episode 6 — Dr Deborah Latouf

Finding THE ONE in sport is a needle-in-a-haystack situation. “It’s often not the athlete that ranks one, two, three or four in your lab tests that end up being THE ONE”, according to Dr Deborah Latouf — a sports scientist, coach, administrator, representative Masters athlete and sports mum — who […]

Episode 7 — Jaime Fernandez

This is a captivating and unusual story of how it takes a village to raise an #athlete.  For Jaime Fernandez — or Hamma as he’s affectionately known — three-time Olympian and silver medallist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the men’s eight and currently the Deputy Performance Director at Rowing […]

Episode 8 — Suzie Rhydderch

Eating disorders and disordered eating have long been associated with athletes at all levels — in both female and male sportspeople. Every lived experience is different, from what triggers an eating disorder to how it takes hold and the way forward with treatment — and thankfully, in more and more […]

Episode 9 — Kayla Nisbet

When she was 13 years old, Kayla Nisbet started getting serious about becoming a jockey. Her dad, John Nisbet is a former jockey, now trainer. She grew up in a household with five sisters and racehorses right on the back doorstep in the nation’s capital. In this episode, you’ll hear […]

Episode 11 — Iosia Soliola

He’s near the top of the list of the “rugby league nice-guy” files, winner of the prestigious 2019 Ken Stephen Medal for his commitment to off-field community projects and is often referred to in the media as the Canberra Raiders’ “spiritual leader”. For Iosia Soliola, or Sia as he’s widely […]

Episode 12 — Kendrick Louis

From a young age, Kendrick’s parents said, ‘If there’s something you want, you’ve got to chase it until you get it’ — and that’s exactly what he did in the sport of surf lifesaving. With a fear of water following a near-tragedy in childhood, Manly’s Kendrick Louis’s story is one […]