Crawling along like a prawn cutlet
Ryley Batt - Contributor
Ryley Batt's father would take him to the beach, throw him on the soft sand and make him struggle down to the shore. It might seem cruel, but it was the foundation of Batt's journey to becoming the world's best wheelchair rugby player.
Die or keep fighting
Simone Maier - Contributor
Simone Maier was playing basketball when one movement triggered a flood of horrific memories. Within four years she'd been shunned, her weight had dropped to 35kg and she'd attempted suicide. This is the incredible story of how sport saved her life and led to a remarkable world championship.
Tough love that changed my life
Mark Hutchings - Contributor
Mark Hutchings was about to leave for local training after being sacked by St Kilda. His dad asked a question that left his ears ringing. It put the midfielder back on the path to an AFL contract and a Premiership with the club of his childhood.
‘Never let others decide your fate’
Sinead Diver - Contributor
Sinead Diver’s route to the Olympics has been its own marathon, including nuns who discouraged girls from playing sport, rejection by Athletics Ireland and a devastating injury before Rio. But, after a stunning run in the London Marathon, the late-comer has qualified for the Aussie team for Tokyo 2020.
I’m tipping it wasn’t a cheap dog
Grant Birchall - Contributor
Four-time AFL premiership winner Grant Birchall returns to the field for Hawthorn this week for the first time in almost two years. He's tried everything in a challenging time, but drew the line at a Labrador pup present from his coach.