Trailer: SportsParenthood

Are you living the crazy life of a sports parent? Ferrying your kids to games and training sessions, packing snacks, cheering from the sideline, there’s canteen duty, time keeping, scoring, coaching, and committees? You know the drill. Join fellow sport parents, John and Tiffany Bonasera, for in-depth conversations with sportspeople, […]

Tracey Menzies-Stegbauer

Episode 1 — Tracey Menzies-Stegbauer

In the first episode of SportsParenthood, decorated swimming coach, Tracey Menzies-Stegbauer, known for coaching five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe and current head swimming coach for the Rackley Swim Team at the Parkinson Aquatic Centre in Brisbane, talks to John and Tiffany about the traits shared by champion athletes. Her captivating […]

Tom Trbojevic and Jake Trbojevic's parents, Melissa and John

Episode 2 — Melissa and John Trbojevic

Jake and Tom Trbojevic, along with brothers Ben and Luke, have kicked some big goals in #sport — and supporting them every step of the way are their parents, John and Melissa. In this episode of SportsParenthood, this proud and humble mum and dad reflect on Tom’s backyard cricket antics, […]

Tom Trbojevic

Episode 3 — Tom, Jake and Ben Trbojevic

Following on from last week’s episode (part 1) with #sportsparents Melissa and John Trbojevic, this week, we speak with three of their four sons, Tom, Jake and Ben Trbojevic, for the other side of the story (part 2). If you’re a #rugbyleague fan, the Trbojevic brothers need no introduction. Currently, […]

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 […]