Quality journalism by ECU students

ECU Daily

Tennis team set for finals

Tennis team set for finals

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter

July 5, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

What do you get when you combine engineering, sports science and marine biology students? ECU's tennis team of course. Meet first year students Matt Lucas, Kieran Strom, Stephen Harms and Mikhail Smit, who have been braving the cold to produce an impressive run of results on the court. L...

Australia’s first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist on the cards

Australia’s first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist on the cards

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

A new program at Midvale Speed Dome is encouraging Indigenous youth to try out for the sport of cycling. The Indigenous Talent Identification and Development Squad (ITID) was started this year by head development coach Amanda O’Connor to create the first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist. “Ultimately...

Tennis bad boys absent from Rio?

Tennis bad boys absent from Rio?

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

The two best tennis players in the country could be absent from representing Australia in the 2016 Olympics. Bernard Tomic has decided to skip the Olympics citing  personal circumstances and a busy schedule. The world number 22 has instead decided to defend his ATP tour event in Los Cobos, Mexico,...

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

AFL star Jarryd Roughead will be out from football indefinitely after suffering a recurrence of melanoma. The Hawthorn forward had the skin cancer removed from his lip last year and was sidelined for two games. The 29-year-old attended a check-up on Monday where it was revealed the cancer had returned. Chris...

Socceroos prepare to face old enemy

Socceroos prepare to face old enemy

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

In less then three weeks time, the Socceroos will be heading over to England to play the Poms in a 'friendly' for the first time in 13 years at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. Australia last met England in a competitive match back in 2003. It proved an historic occasion for the Socceroos, beating...

Long Live The Underdog – Leicester City have won the EPL

Long Live The Underdog – Leicester City have won the EPL

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

It's official, the fairy tale is now reality - Leicester City football club have won the English Premier League in what is considered one of the greatest sporting stories of all time. With Tottenham drawing 2-2 in the crucial title decider with Chelsea, the new Premier League champions were confirmed. From...

Australia falls short of qualifying gymnastics team for Rio

Australia falls short of qualifying gymnastics team for Rio

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Australia will be without a Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team to cheer on at this year’s Olympic Games, for the first time since 1988, after falling agonizingly short of qualifying at last week’s Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. The team consisting of Georgia-Rose Brown, Emily Little, Larrissa Miller,...

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens

Fyfe strife as the Dockers’ crisis deepens

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter

April 26, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Nathan Fyfe’s hopes of being back-to-back Brownlow medalist have been crushed after breaking his left leg again. Fremantle coach Ross Lyon said the new break is above where Fyfe had a titanium plate inserted after breaking it last year during the preliminary final against Hawthorn. The 24-year-old...

Footy Show appointment polarises social media

Footy Show appointment polarises social media

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

Channel 9’s decision to appoint journalist Rebecca Maddern to host the AFL Footy Show, has sparked a gender debate over several social media platforms. Former Channel 7 reporter Maddern, is replacing long time host Gary Lyon, who is stepping down from the role over his ongoing battle with mental...

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter

April 1, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

A NSW Supreme Court jury of four has found sports scientist Stephen Dank acted with "reckless indifference" to the late Jon Mannah’s life by giving him dangerous peptides that may have triggered his cancer to return. Dank told the court he advised Jon Mannah, who was in remission at the tim...

Quality journalism by ECU students
Sport and Lifestyle