The Professor and the panel of the Judge and the Gelding talk with special guest Brad Johnson about his AFL career with the Western Bulldogs, being in the media and Zena Sport, the company he started with his wife that makes protective vests for women playing sport. The panel also discusses the slow reaction of the AFL to the University of Sydney’s study into female Australian Rules umpires, the ‘Greg Norman golf tour’, the long shot winner of the 148th Kentucky Derby and the number and calibre of the players that have left the Gold Coast Suns.
The panel of the Professor, the Judge, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan, Coutta and the Gelding spoke with Professor Clare Hanlon from Victoria University about issues for girls and women in sport. Paul Dalligan reviewed round 8 of the NRL, we looked at the AFL trying to take some of the $55 million owed to AFL players and putting it towards the AFLW and the Gelding gave his tips for today’s Bendigo and Bairnsdale races.
We caught up with Australian Baseball Hall of Fame member, Simone Wearne and discussed her life in baseball.
We spoke with Shaun Ryan, former AFL umpire, shortly after he retired at the conclusion of the 2020 season after 17 years, 350 games and 8 Grand Finals. A wide ranging discussion with the panel from how he started in umpiring through to the difficulty in interpreting rule changes.
We spoke with golf professional and coach, Sandy Jamieson. Sandy is the former pro at Commonwealth Golf Club who left the world of private golf clubs to start up One Club Golf at public courses. He says golf is not a difficult game.
The panel spoke with rower Jack Kelly, a winner at the Australian National Championships on a number of occasions and a semi finalist at the Henley Royal Regatta. He says most of the Australian rowers today are mid 20’s and to be successful you need to understand that it is a full time job and you can’t do anything else.
When we spoke with Aleksandra she was a Ph D student in Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University in Perth. Aleksandra or Ola for short was involved in a Concussion Recovery study (CREST) and joined the panel to talk about the effects of mild traumatic brain injury or, as it is more commonly known, concussion.
Luke came through the Penrith junior pathway and played over 350 games of rugby league for the Penrith Panthers, NSW State of Origin, Australian Kangaroos and finished his career with the Cronulla Sharks. He tasted success playing in premiership teams with both the Panthers and Sharks. He now uses his knowledge of the game in commentary for the ABC.
He spoke with Paul Dalligan about his life in rugby league.