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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, League, Racing,

Latest Articles

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Georgia Nanscawen: The road less travelled

Georgia Nanscawen: The road less travelled

2 Mar 2018

A pinch of persistence. A dash of desire. A sprinkle of sacrifice. A generous helping of hard work. And a whole lot of love.

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.