Episode 59 — It’s a wrap for 2021

This is the FINAL episode of SportsParenthood for 2021, in what’s been a year like no other! It’s been a roller-coaster, crazy, wild, interesting, resilience-building — and a shitshow.

In saying all of that, it’s been a GREAT year for SportsParenthood. We’ve published 35 episodes, interviewed 31 guests who’ve kindly volunteered their time, personal stories and wisdom, and wrangled the distance of recording shows while you relocated to Queensland for work. What have you taken on board this year?

Here’s who we met this season:

  • Sports dietitian and exercise scientist Melissa Juergens on plant-based diets and the impact on athletic performance.
  • Journalist Martin Pickup, whose late father, Tim Pickup, was a superstar of rugby league in the 1970s.
  •  Para-triathlete Lauren Parker, Tokyo Paralympic silver medalist in the women’s PTWC event.
  • Two-time Olympian and long distance runner Eloise Wellings on not taking ourselves too seriously.
  • Former professional rugby league player David Shillington on tackling mental health and sportsparenthood.
  • Michael H. Scott whose son, Mike, has played in the NBA for a decade!
  • Speed and power coach Rubin Ruzicka on how kids can get more zippy.

Thank you for listening in 2021. We’ll be back in early 2022!


  1. Love you work merry Xmas guys !

  2. Thanks, Trevor! Hope you had merry Christmas and are off to a great 2022.

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