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Simon Orchard

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About

Kookaburra, closet Queenslander and PGA Tour wannabe.

Member Since:
 
September 2015
Based In:
 
Perth
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket, Cycling, Football, League, Racing, Rugby,

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LeBron James: Greatness taken for granted

LeBron James: Greatness taken for granted

5 Mar 2017

LeBron James was this week named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for a record 34th time.

Sport, mental illness and Our Anxious Lives

Sport, mental illness and Our Anxious Lives

18 Dec 2016

A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with a generalised anxiety disorder. Roughly characterised, that means I have excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry.

AFL: Absorbing, fascinating and leading the way

AFL: Absorbing, fascinating and leading the way

21 Oct 2016

The AFL is the undisputed, pound-for-pound champion of Australian sport.

SIMON ORCHARD: The harsh and true reality of homophobia in sport

SIMON ORCHARD: The harsh and true reality of homophobia in sport

25 Sep 2016

Almost five years to the day, my friend Gus Johnston shared a remarkably candid video on YouTube that laid bare the harsh reality of homophobia in sport.

SIMON ORCHARD: Conformity can be cowardly – The change hockey in Australia needs

SIMON ORCHARD: Conformity can be cowardly - The change hockey in Australia needs

14 Sep 2016

“The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.” My Dad sent me this Jim Hightower quotation via text some time ago, and it caught me at an opportune moment.

Hockey India League: The new face of hockey

Hockey India League: The new face of hockey

9 Sep 2015

The live auction for the fourth edition of the prestigious Hockey India League (HIL) is set to take place on September 17 in downtown New Delhi, India.