Sean loves to combine his love of sport and writing.
He played country football for 20 years in Victoria and Western Australia, along the way breaking, straining or tearing every bone, muscle or tendon in his body.
He recently won the Stringybark Australian Short Story History award for his depiction of the Aboriginal game of Marngrook and his work has appeared in various newspapers and anthologies.
He has covered recent editions of the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour and the Australian road cycling titles.
Despite a couple of second places in D grade club races he is still not quite as fast as Cadel!
- Member Since:
- May 2012
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- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Cricket, Cycling,
Courtenay Dempsey’s reckless tackle on Brett Deledio in last weekend’s Essendon versus Richmond game at the MCG was one of the scariest things I’ve seen on a football field, and it is one I hope to never see again.
Does the constant moralising by AFL bosses and the unfair expectations placed on players and clubs by the wider football community encourage truthful dialogue? I don’t think that it does.
Well, they got him. After three years of trying the AFL finally got their man.
For years I defended the purity of the Brownlow medal. I waxed lyrical about its sacredness and fawned over the word ‘fairest’ in its description.
Footy players are amazing athletes. No other sport asks so much of its participants. They must be able to run, jump, catch, kick, punch, tackle and bump while at the same time being chased, bumped and tackled themselves.
I won’t boo Adam Goodes. Not now, not ever.