Tag: sport

  • When death is no parenthesis: farewell, Phillip Hughes

    When death is no parenthesis: farewell, Phillip Hughes

    Ammy Singh @ammyed Even as a Test cricketer, Phillip Hughes’ dream never changed. A working class, country kid in the mould of McGrath and Bradman before him, Hughes long harboured the humble goal of running an Angus stud cattle farm after the conclusion of his professional cricketing career. “If all goes to plan, that’s what […]

  • Strong play by Aussie Women’s Cricket Team, but where’s the fanfare?

    Strong play by Aussie Women’s Cricket Team, but where’s the fanfare?

    The Australian women’s cricket team put on an impressive display in the final Twenty20 match against England with another seven-wicket victory. Sharp in the field and dominant with the bat, the Southern Stars were in the driver’s seat from the get-go. Australia won the toss and began with a blistering bowling attack, spearheaded by an […]

  • UNSW’s Winter Olympics: Meet Scott Kneller

    UNSW’s Winter Olympics: Meet Scott Kneller

    Another spotlight on a UNSW Olympic hopeful; Ammy Singh speaks to Scott Kneller about Ski Cross, Sochi and how he got there. Q: You got to Sochi last night. How is it? We’ve heard a few horror stories about accommodation, but hopefully it’s good? A: Yeah, actually, it’s pretty amazing. It’s obviously different to Vancouver. […]

  • Ice-Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What’s Wrong with the Olympics?

    Ice-Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What’s Wrong with the Olympics?

    Every four years when the Olympics roll around I make a big fuss about “bullshit nationalism,” the government “wasting money on elite sport” and “stupid commentators and awful coverage.” But inevitably I end up staying up till 4am watching ridiculously obscure sports that I would never normally pay attention to like badminton, handball and dressage. I’ve spent a fair bit of time thinking about why, […]

  • Football: A Preview

    A League/European Premier League Excitingly we see both competitions shaping up for frantic finishes. Locally, the Central Coast Mariners have set the standard for this year’s season and have all but confirmed their crown as minor premiers of the competition. Our north coast rivals will be firm favourites heading in to the semi finals but […]

  • Changes Proposed for Sports & Recreation

    UNSW Sports & Recreation services may see changes including a possibility they will be tendered to an external provider under a management change proposal being discussed by University administration. Whilst the changes have long been rumoured, Neil Morris, Executive Director of University Services, told Tharunka the University had only begun a consultation process, and any […]