Summer News

Dani Samuels of NSWIS competes in the Discus during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: A full of confidence Dani Samuels (NSW) will take on the best in the world when the women’s discus makes its first appearance as part of the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai (CHN) this Sunday 18 May.

Maglia Rosa wearer Michael Matthews of Australia and team Orica-GreenEDGE celebrates crossing the finish line to win the sixth stage of the 2014 Giro d'Italia, a 257km medium mountain stage between Sassano and Montecassino on May 15, 2014 in Cassino, Italy.

CYCLING - ROAD: ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Michael Matthews survived a crash-marred finale to win the sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia. The maglia rosa was part of an eight rider group that formed in the wake of a yet another pile-up in the opening week of the Italian Grand Tour.

The London 2012 gold medal winning K4 crew - Tate Smith, Murray Stewart, David Smith & Jacob Clear- competing at the 2014 Australian Sprint Championships in South Australia.

CANOE/KAYAK: Australia’s gold-medal winning K4 crew will have their first serious test for 2014 when it races in the Canoe Sprint World Cup in the Czech Republic this weekend.

Brianna Davey of Australia stops a penalty shot by Amber Hearn of New Zealand during the Women's International match between the Australian Matildas and the New Zealand Football Ferns at McKellar Park on June 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.

FOOTBALL: The short turnaround between games will see the Westfield Matildas go into tomorrow (Friday) night’s second AFC Women’s Asian Cup encounter against Jordan at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh with a vastly different team to the one that drew with Japan in their tournament opener.

Japan and Australia enters the field before the start of the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group A match between Australia and Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 14, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

FOOTBALL: The Australian women's football team have opened their AFC Women’s Asian Cup title defence with an entertaining 2-2 draw with Japan

(L to R) Emilee Cherry vs China in Atlanta (Michael Lee Photography) and Charlotte Caslick portrait shot in Brisbane.

RUGBY: The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens pair of Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick have been shortlisted for the prestigious IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year award.

Chasing the crown

13 May 2014
Emilee Cherry of Australia makes a break during the women's cup final match between England and Australia on day two of the 2012 IRB Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium on March 24, 2012 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has named the 12-strong squad that he hopes will bring home the country's first ever IRB Sevens World Series title.

Sam Willoughby of Australia competes during the Men's BMX Cycling on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING - BMX: Sam Willoughby has continued Australia’s stunning run of success in international BMX races by claiming the men’s title at the rain-soaked UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Papendal, Netherlands.

Melissa Wu competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Preliminary on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

DIVING: Australian diver Melissa Wu has capped off a successful weekend at the Puerto Rico Grand Prix with a gold medal in the 10m platform.

Sam Griffiths of Australia celebrates on board Paulank Brockagh after winning on day five of the Badminton Horse Trials on May 11, 2014 in England.

EQUESTRIAN: Olympian Sam Griffiths has won the Badminton Horse Trials, the world's most prestigious annual three-day event