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First posted 27th January 2010
I watched the Australian Tennis Open last Thursday. Roger Federer played Victor Hanescu. Part way through the match Prince William arrived to a warm round of applause. You can see him here, as Roger serves, in the front row. Later he also saw Casey Dellacqua beat Karolina Sprem.
First posted 28th November 2009
There are reports coming out of America today that Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car accident. He was reportedly leaving his home when he crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. It was just a fortnight ago Tiger was here in Melbourne thrilling the crowds at the JBWere Masters.
First posted 17th November 2009
My favourite for the JBWere Australian Masters, James Nitties. This was James looking at his ball roll away from the flag after he carefully chipped it out of the bunker. He was unfortunate to end up with a bogey on this 8th hole on the final day. James ended up in fifth position overall, well done!
First posted 15th November 2009
Tiger Woods walking onto the 17th tee ahead of winning the JBWere Australian Masters earlier today at the Kingston Heath Golf Club. Melbourne lapped up the opportunity to see Woods back in Australia after an absence of about ten years. Hopefully now that he has won, he will return to defend his title next year. Golf has been the big winner with the tournament being a great success, golf courses being booked out, and many new people taking interest in the sport. Thanks Tiger!
First posted 16th September 2008
Undoubtably the ‘footballer of the year’. Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin has created much interest in the Australian Football League (AFL) this year. On the last round of the normal home and away season Buddy kicked his 100th goal for the season, a superb effort. Buddy plays for the Hawthorn Football Club who is now one of four teams left in the run for the 2008 Premiership. I took this shot of Buddy last Tuesday whilst he was training at Waverley park. He also gave me his autograph for my sons birthday, thanks Buddy! Hawthorn plays St Kilda this Saturday for a spot in the final. Geelong plays the Western Bulldogs on Friday night for the other spot. The grand final will be held on Saturday 27th September 2008. Go Hawks!
First posted 19th January 2008
Andy Roddick last night played Philipp Kohlshreiber in what was nearly a four hour battle. Kohlshreiber eventually won the Australian Open match after five long sets, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 8-6. Roddick would have been far happier this time last week when he asked if he could trade his three consecutive AAMI Classic wins for one Australian Open title. Here he is raising his trophy last Saturday in Kooyong.
First posted 11th May 2007
One of the many ‘secrets’ around Melbourne. This is a rock climbing wall hidden under the Monash Freeway leading out of the city. It sits adjacent to the Yarra river and is only discovered by passing cyclists on the endless bike paths. There are 3 walls of differing levels/difficulty. A great activity for the whole family and it’s free!!
First posted 5th May 2007
I told you on Wednesday it’s the year of the lifesaver here in Australia. You can see here some very ‘wooden’ lifesavers. These two likely lads, however, were far from wooden, literally bouncing all over Federation Square during the recent FINA swimming championships. I wouldn’t cross them if I were you!
First posted 31st August 2006
Taken outside the front of the Crown Casino complex on Southbank Boulevard. These kids were having great fun diving in and out of the water jets shooting up from the ground last Saturday. Love the look on the face of the little boy on the very right.