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Drama and destinations: AFL TRADE WRAP

Drama and destinations: AFL TRADE WRAP

Jackson Lavell Lee, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The 2017 Trade period saw two of the biggest superstars of the AFL over the past decade traded, and while West Coast landed an important inside midfielder, Fremantle delivered the most fruitful trade period in its history. The trade period can be complicated and confusing, with player loyalty seemingly...

First Australian to complete the Peak and Pond Challenge

First Australian to complete the Peak and Pond Challenge

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Mullaloo Surf Life Saver Jason Snell has become the first Australian and the eighth person in the world to complete the Peak and Pond challenge; which involves climbing Mt Everest and swimming across the English Channel. Mr Snell traded the sand for snow last year to conquer the Earth’s highest mountain, and he was in ...

What’s On: Get on your hike

What’s On: Get on your hike

Brigid Dix, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth is home to many bush walks and hiking trails, and with spring in full bloom now is a great time to put on your hiking boots and explore our beautiful landscape. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2013-2014: “Walking for exercising was the most popular physical recreational...

Suspension of disbelief

Suspension of disbelief

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Sometimes we need pain to contrast the pleasures in life. Without it we wouldn’t have anything to measure our happiness against. But what if pain could bring pleasure? While most people don’t even have their ears pierced, some are willing to be hung from the ceiling by sharp hooks. Body suspension...

Ditch screen time for green time this October

Ditch screen time for green time this October

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Outdoors WA is encouraging West Australians to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the state's landscape this month for Outdoors October. There are a variety of activities and events being organised for people to enjoy such as bush walks, camping, boating and many more. Jamie Bennett, the Executive Officer of Outdoors WA, said: “Outdoors...

Hopman Cup turns the big 3-0.

Hopman Cup turns the big 3-0.

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The Mastercard Hopman Cup Perth has released the player line up for its 30th year anniversary. The world’s number two tennis player in the world, Roger Federer will be travelling to Perth to play in the event. According to The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, talents such a...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

Floating uncovered

Floating uncovered

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Being shut in a dark, soundproof tank full of body temperature salt water is not everyone’s ideal place to reach a meditative state, but for some this relaxation practice is one they can’t get enough of. Sensory Deprivation or “Floating” practices have gained a lot of new found attention over...

Ethical eating explored

Ethical eating explored

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The Perth Multicultural Vegan and Vegetarian Food Fair is being held on October 22 at the South Perth Community Centre where plant-based dieters will get the upper hand of options for once. According to Roy Morgan Research, veganism is on the rise with 11.2% of Australia’s population now being vegan. So,...

What’s on: Spring Racing

What’s on: Spring Racing

Megan Birch, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to dust off your fascinators, don your best suits and get ready for spring carnival racing season. Whether you go for the fashion, the food, or the racing, ECU Daily has found some of the hottest spots for you to “horse around” this spring.   Ascot Racing Carnival: Crown Perth...

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