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Sharapova’s Denied Wildcard Sparks Debate

Sharapova’s Denied Wildcard Sparks Debate

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter

May 30, 2017


Filed under Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

In the wake of Maria Sharapova being denied a wildcard to the French Open, experts argue the ban is unfair. The Russian player, 30, was suspended from competing in any tennis tournament after failing a drug test for last year’s Australian Open. Professor Greg Haff, an ECU expert in the study...

Perth Gloves Up for Charity

Sarsha Tombides, Reporter

May 23, 2017


Filed under Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

 Friday night saw the 10th annual Royal Queensbury Corporate Challenge (RQCC) at the Crown Tower Ballroom.   The annual charity event raises money for WA's children's charity ToyBox International, and each year sees 20 brave people with no previous boxing experience step into the ring after 12 weeks of intense training.  ...

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Tayla Damir, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase, Slideshow, Sport and Lifestyle

Reformer Pilates has taken Perth by storm with classes booked out in studios around town. “Reformer pilates is Perth's latest health craze and it will continue to grow as anyone and everyone can do it, and the benefits are endless," said Helen Clarke, owner of Core Focus Pilates. “WA is always...

Australia Tops ACL injury List

Riley Inglis, ECU Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Australia holds the dubious record for having the highest number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world.   The ACL, one of four crucial ligaments that hold the femur to the tibia, is vital to maintain stability within the knee.   The injury mostly affects those who pl...

Fyfe – Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Fyfe – Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Fremantle Dockers captain Nat Fyfe has been courting controversy  this season for not disclosing whether his future lies outside the club.   The Brownlow medallist has stated he would leave contract talks to the end of the season, which has left football experts assuming his intention is...

Joondalup United Overcome Football Politics

Joondalup United Overcome Football Politics

Jack Cooksey, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

After almost being denied a place in the National Premier League WA (NPLWA) soccer team Joondalup United are undefeated this season. The team should have been guaranteed promotion into the NPLWA, having won State League Division One last season, but Football West stymied Joondalup by denying them...

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Airbnb, the world's largest online hospitality service, is currently making stronger gains than traditional tourism accommodation. The Deloitte Tourism Hotels Market Outlook report provides an insight and analysis of current trends and issues that affect the Australian Tourism industry. It showed...

Hamstring Injuries Crippling Professional Sport

Hamstring Injuries Crippling Professional Sport

Elliot Turner, ECU Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Fremantle Docker Hayden Ballantyne is one top sportsman who knows all about hamstring injuries. These painful and debilitating leg injuries are a common occurrence in professional sport across all codes and can rule a player out for upwards of 10 weeks. Hamstring injures usually produce a sudde...

State Team “Punks” taking on WA’s best Pros

State Team “Punks” taking on WA’s best Pros

Blair Jackson, ECU Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

The director of WA’s Professional Golfers Association has told the State’s best amateur golfers to prepare for the upcoming Pros vs Amateur event. “Hopefully the little punks can handle what the big boys bring,”  director Kim Felton told ECU Daily. The annual match up was a WA golfing...

Contentious New AFL Ruck Rule Causes Confusion

Contentious New AFL Ruck Rule Causes Confusion

Elliot Turner

March 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

The new AFL ruck rule has come under criticism, after a few contentious umpiring decisions in this week’s pre-season fixtures. The "ruck contest" now refers to just two players contending for the ball thrown in by the umpire. The new rule stops any attempt by a third player to enter the contest,...

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