The panel of the Professor, the Judge, the Gelding and Paul Dalligan talk with Associate Professor Michael Buckland, Head of the Department of Neuropathology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Australian Sports Brain Bank about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), concussion, the cumulative effect of hits to the head and body and the relevance of the number of years a person plays contact sports to the development of CTE.
For further details about CTE go to brainbank.org.au
Dr Eric Windholz, a Senior Lecturer in the Law faculty at Monash University, talks with the panel about the very important subject of transgender and intersex issues in sport. He discusses FINA, Caster Semenya and Lia Thomas.
Susie Q Ramadan didn’t start boxing until she was 26. In her fourth fight she won the Australian super-bantamweight title. Over the next fourteen years she has collected five world boxing titles including the WBF super-bantamweight title, WBF bantamweight title, IBF bantamweight title, the WBC bantamweight title and in her last fight before Covid struck in February 2020, the IBA super-flyweight title. She boasts a current record of 31 fights for 28 wins (12 by KO) and 3 losses. Her next fight is later this year.
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.
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.
Why hasn’t St Kilda FC won a premiership since 1966? Grant Thomas provides his take on what the club needs to address to make the last day in September.
Grant is well placed to comment having played 72 games for the club and coached St Kilda from 2001 until 2006. He has also written for the Age, appeared on SEN and was part of the Footy Classified panel on channel 9.
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.