Quality journalism by ECU students

ECU Daily

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...

WA wrestling the world

WA wrestling the world

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

If you were asked to imagine wrestling, the first thing that might come to your brain is WWE’s John Cena, or maybe Netflix’s new series GLOW, perhaps even Hulk Hogan if you’re a little older. What you might not know is that Perth has its own wrestling scene and it’s as exciting as hell. ECU...

More than a game

More than a game

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under News

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community, according to a new report on Indigenous participation in sport, by The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The importance of sport to the lives of Indigenous Australians has been widely acknowledged,...

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

“The biggest draw card of the SRHL is the social aspect. The vibe is one of cooperation over competition.” -Spuddy Carville

Read more »

WA rugby mourns The Force

WA rugby mourns The Force

Jack Baker, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The decision from the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) to axe the Western Force from the Super Rugby competition has been met with anguish, disbelief and indignation. A rally held in Floreat to support The Force on Sunday was attended around 8,000 fans, including Andrew Forrest protesting the decision. In...

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...

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...

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...

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has shocked the sporting world by announcing she has been provisionally suspended from the sport after testing positive to the banned substance Meldonium at the Australian Open, the same day she lost to Serena Williams in January this year. Meldonium, also known...

Will Wildcats history repeat?

Will Wildcats history repeat?

Ryan Langley, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth Wildcats Greg Hire says his team is ready to clash with arch-rivals New Zealand Breakers in the upcoming National Basketball League grand final series tomorrow night. The two powerhouse teams have taken out the last six championships between them, two for the Wildcats and four for the Breakers. However...

Quality journalism by ECU students
sport